Cyclone Phethai forming over Bay of Bengal, heavy rains predicted for AP, TN

Chennai rains: Low-pressure area likely to form in next 24 hours

Heavy rains lashed Chennai and neighbourhing areas today morning.  The met department has said that more rains will be witnessed in the coming days.

The Regional Meteorological Center (RMC) on Wednesday said that a low-pressure area is likely to form over the Bay of Bengal in the next 24 hours. An orange warning has been issued across the State predicting very heavy rainfall till November 28.

“The low-pressure area was expected to form on Wednesday, however, there was no development in the circulation. Now, the cyclonic circulation in the South Bay of Bengal extends up to 4.5 km above mean sea level. So a low-pressure area is likely to form during the next 24 hours. It is likely to move further west-northwest towards the coast of Tamil Nadu in the coming days,” said N Puviarasan, director, Area Cyclone Warning Centre, RMC.
Ramanathapuram and Pudukotttai are expected to receive heavy to very heavy rain on Thursday and for the next 48 hours, several districts of Tamil Nadu—Chennai, Chengalpattu, Kancheepuram, Tiruvallur, Kanniyakumari, Tirunelveli, Thoothukudi, Cuddalore, Villupuram, Virudhunagar, Sivaganga and delta districts—might get heavy rains along with thunderstorm, he added.
Meanwhile, weathermen predicted heavy to very heavy rains for Chennai on the weekend.