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HIGHLIGHTS:

  • The rainfall is likely to cause some damages including floods and road blockage
  • According to IMD, a cyclonic circulation which presently resides in southeast Bay of Bengal will reach Tamil Nadu by Nov 11
  • Fishermen have been warned to refrain themselves from venturing into the areas mentioned by the weather department

On Monday, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) predicted the chances of severe rainfall in parts of Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh between November 10 and 11. The IMD further said that the rainfall may block various low-lying areas and may cause the rivers to flood.

The Meteorological Department has clarified that the southeast Bay of Bengal and the South Andaman Sea presently experience a cyclonic circulation that elongates up to the middle tropospheric levels.

The cyclonic circulation will probably give rise to a low-pressure area over the southeast Bay of Bengal in the coming 24 hours. By November 11, the circulation will take the shape of depression and move from the west-northwest, after which it will gradually reach Tamil Nadu.

The IMD has stated, “Under its influence, isolated heavy to very heavy rainfall is likely over Tamil Nadu on November 8 and 9 and heavy to very heavy rain at few places with isolated extremely heavy falls are very likely on November 10 and 11. Heavy to very heavy rain with extremely heavy falls at isolated places is also likely over south coastal Andhra Pradesh during the same period.”

The IMD has predicted that high-frequency winds with a speed of 60 kmph are likely to strike southwest and the adjoining west-central Bay of Bengal for the next four days. Heavy winds will also be persisting over south Andhra Pradesh-Tamil Nadu coasts and the Gulf of Mannar. The Southeast Bay of Bengal is likely to witness similar weather conditions for the next 48 hours.

Warnings have been issued to fishermen, asking them not to wander about in the areas mentioned by the IMD. The weather department has also warned about water logging and riverine floods at places. There Are chances of local landslides as well. According to the Meteorological Department, a depression presently lies in the East-central Arabian Sea.

By Tuesday morning, it is supposed to turn into a low-pressure point after moving westwards, after which it will move from west to northwest. The weather department has warned fishermen not to venture into these places.

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