More rain expected as ‘weak’ moves inland TN, Kerala over next 2 days

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Rain and thunderstorms hit many places over Tamil Nadu, Pondicherry and Karaikal and a few places on the Andhra Pradesh coast, Yanam, Rayalaseema and southern interior of Karnataka during the 24 hours ending Friday morning , said an update from the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD). Heavy rains were reported in isolated places in Tamil Nadu, Pondicherry and Karaikal during this period.

High precipitation figures (above seven cm) are Kollidam-11; Parangipettai-10; Chidambaram-9; Cuddalore, Velankanni and Sirkali-8 each; Taramani ARG Chennai), Sembanarkoil, Annamalai Nagar, Thalaignayer, Collectorate (Cuddalore), Ponneri, Karaikal, Tirupoondi, Puducherry, Mahabalipuram, Vedaranyam, Mayiladuthurai, Chennai-Nungambakkam; Kattukuppam and Villivakkam-7 each.

Fresh low pressure area soon

Meanwhile, the IMD has officially declared monitoring for a new low pressure area likely to form over the southeast Bay of Bengal and adjoining the Andaman Sea in the next 5-6 days. (around November 16), the possibility of which has been raised. already in these columns. It will emerge from a “charged” environment around the Malacca Strait-South China Sea-Sumatra Island belt, before being driven by winds into the far south-central bay by November 16. , according to IMD digital models.

More rain to come

It may take its own time to glide to the coast or Chennai district in three days on November 19. It will send a narrow band of heavy to very heavy showers across central Tamil Nadu, the ghats and Kerala and extend the rain cover to the north. up to Telangana, Vidarbha and parts of western Maharashtra between November 19 and 27, says an updated outlook from the US National Centers for Environmental Prediction. An IMD forecast for November 16-18 reported widespread light to moderate rain with isolated heavy rains over the Andaman and Nicobar Islands and isolated to scattered over many parts of the southern peninsula.

Follow-up of existing “lows”

IMD said the area of ​​low pressure well marked by rain lay southwest of the Bay of Bengal, adjoining northeast Sri Lanka and off the coast of Tamil Nadu on Friday afternoon. It is expected to move towards the Tamil Nadu-Puducherry coasts until Saturday morning. Thereafter, it will cross the interior of Tamil Nadu-Puducherry and adjacent Kerala and exit into the adjoining southwest and east-central Arabian Sea, weakened as an area of ​​low pressure/cyclonic circulation on Sunday. .

This movement of the system will continue to trigger fairly widespread to widespread rainfall with isolated heavy rains over Tamil Nadu, Pondicherry, Karaikal, Rayalaseema, southern coast of Andhra Pradesh, Kerala and Mahe for two more days until Monday. . Heavy to very heavy rainfall at a few locations is likely over the north coast of Tamil Nadu, Pondicherry and Karaikal and adjacent areas with isolated extremely heavy rainfall at isolated locations.

Warning to anglers

There will be heavy to very heavy rains in some places in the northern interior of Tamil Nadu; and heavy to very heavy rains in isolated places in northern Tamil Nadu, Pondicherry and Karaikal on Saturday. Anglers are advised not to venture into the southwest and adjacent west-central bay along and off the southern coasts of Andhra Pradesh-Tamilnadu-Puducherry-Sri Lanka; the Gulf of Mannar; and adjoining Comorin area on Saturdays; and over the adjacent southeastern and central eastern Arabian Sea along and off the coast of Kerala, the Lakshadweep region and the Maldives-Comorin region on Monday and Tuesday.

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