IMD predicts extremely heavy falls for Tamil Nadu from Nov 9-11

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Chennai (Tamil Nadu) [India] : The India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Tuesday predicted that a low-pressure area formed under the influence of the cyclonic circulation over the southeast Bay of Bengal will likely reach near the north coast of Tamil Nadu early on Thursday morning (November 11) after concentrating into a depression.
“Under the influence of the cyclonic circulation over southeast Bay of Bengal and neighbourhood, a low-pressure area has formed over the same region. Associated cyclonic circulation extends upto mid-tropospheric levels,” the IMD tweeted. “It is very likely to concentrate into a Depression over Southwest and adjoining Southeast Bay of Bengal during next 36 hours. It is likely to move west- northwestwards and reach near north Tamilnadu coast by the early morning of 11th November 2021,” it added.
The IMD further predicted isolated heavy to very heavy rainfall with isolated “extremely heavy falls” over Tamil Nadu, Puducherry and Karaikal from November 09-11 and over south Coastal Andhra Pradesh on November 11.
The fishermen have also been advised not to venture into the Southwest and adjoining West-central Bay of Bengal and along and off south Andhra Pradesh-Tamil Nadu coasts and Gulf of Mannar during the next 4 days and over Southeast Arabian sea along and off Kerala coast during the next 24 hours.
“The Well Marked Low-Pressure Area (Remnant of the Depression) over central parts of Arabian Sea with the associated cyclonic circulation extending upto 5.8 km above mean sea level persists. It is likely to move west-southwestwards during next 3 days,” IMD said.
Due to continuous rain for the past three days in Chennai, several places in the city have witnessed waterlogging in low line areas particularly areas like Velachery, Madipakkam, Koratur, and Triplicane. The water has even entered households, disturbing the normal life of people.
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister MK Stalin on Tuesday visited rain-affected and water-logged areas in Chennai and distributed food to needy people in various parts of the city.
The chief minister reviewed the situation of the areas affected in the wake of incessant rains in the city.
With the onset of northeastern rains, Chennai received the heaviest rains in the past six years, recalling the 2015 floods. It resulted in flooding in the central and northern parts of the city.
Tamil Nadu received an average rainfall of 16.84 mm in the last 24 hours. Chengalpet district received the highest, state’s revenue and disaster management minister KKSSR Ramachandran said.
The minister said Chennai Corporation is pumping out water from low-lying areas as the state received less rainfall on Tuesday.
In Chennai, more nodal officers are posted for review and rescue operations, he further added.
Meanwhile, Madurai received heavy rainfall as Tamil Nadu remains under influence of the Northeast monsoon.
The state government has also announced a toll-free helpline number 1913 for the people to communicate rain-related issues. 


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