Coastal and Interior Tamil Nadu, including Chennai and Kanchipuram districts, would receive heavy rainfall for the next two days as the well marked low pressure over southwest Bay of Bengal would intensify into a depression in the next 24 hours.
Chennai, the capital city of Tamil Nadu has been witnessing scattered showers during the past few days. These rains were in wake of Cyclonic Storm Gaja. Earlier it was anticipated that Gaja would give some good showers over the city but it changed its route midway towards south, sparing Chennai of any good rains.
Now, the good news is that the intensity of showers is all set to pick up the pace during the next 24 hours. According to Skymet Weather, the well-marked low-pressure area lying over Southwest Bay of Bengal is expected to travel in the westerly direction towards the Tamil Nadu Coast.
Met department has said the low pressure area is soon going to turn into a depression reviving the prospects of Chennai rains again for the last time this month.
A Met official, said, “the low pressure area over Southeast Bay of Bengal and adjoining Equatorial Indian Ocean now lies as a well marked low pressure area over Southwest Bay of Bengal and adjoining Southeast Bay of Bengal and Equatorial Indian Ocean. It is likely to move further westward towards our coast and concentrate into a depression soon. In wake of this, isolated heavy to very heavy rain is likely to occur over Tamilnadu and Puducherry in the next 24 hours.”
Speaking to reporters, Deputy Director General of Meteorology, Chennai, S. Balachandran said there were chances of low pressure intensifying into a depression during its journey westwards. “Many places in Tamil Nadu and Puducherry are likely to receive moderate rainfall, while a few pockets may get heavy to severe rainfall,” he said.
Kancheepuram, Puducherry, Villupuram, Cuddalore, Thiruvannamalai, Nagapattinam, Karaikal, Ariyalur among others districts have been predicted to receive heavy rainfall.
The sea condition will be rough to very rough over the southwest Bay of Bengal, Gulf of Mannar and along and off Tamilnadu coast and the fishermen were advised not to venture into the sea in these areas.