Chennai Rains: Met department reiterates more downpour in coastal belt

With Chennai still reeling under the aftermath of the continuous rains, officials of the Regional Meteorological Centre (RMC), on Tuesday, reiterated their prediction of the State receiving more downpour in the days to come.

The Met Department stated that several coastal districts, including Chennai, are expected to receive heavy to extremely heavy rains along with thunderstorm for the next 48 hours as the low-pressure over southeast Bay of Bengal is likely to strengthen into a depression during the next 36 hours and reach north Tamil Nadu coast by Thursday.
Thunderstorm with extremely heavy rain is likely to occur over Pudukkottai, Villupuram, Sivaganga, Ramanathapuram and Karaikal area. Also, Chennai, Tenkasi, Tirunelveli, Thoothukudi, Cuddalore, and Madurai, besides Tiruvallur, Kancheepuram, Chengalpattu, Ariyalur, Perambalur, Tiruchy, Chengalpattu, Tiruvannamalai, Puducherry, will experience heavy to very heavy rains, RMC said.
“Under the influence of the cyclonic circulation over southeast Bay of Bengal, a low-pressure area has formed over the region. Associated cyclonic circulation extends up to 4.5 km above mean sea level. It is very likely to concentrate into a depression during the next 36 hours, move west–northwestwards and reach near north TN coast by the early morning of November 11,” said N Puviarasan, director, Area Cyclone Warning Centre, RMC, Chennai.