Chennai rains: New low-pressure to form over Bay of Bengal

Another low-pressure area is to form over the Bay of Bengal during the next 24 hours, officials at the Regional Meteorological Centre (RMC) said. Several districts of Tamil Nadu are to receive heavy rains for the next three days while Chennai is expected to get very heavy rain on November 26 and 27.

“The cyclonic circulation over Southeast Bay of Bengal and neighbourhood now lies over central parts of South Bay of Bengal and extends up to 5.8 km above mean sea level. Under its influence, a low-pressure area is likely to form over the southwest Bay of Bengal during the next 24 hours. It is likely to move west – northwestwards towards Sri Lanka and south Tamil Nadu coast. And this low pressure will not turn into a cyclone,” said N Puviarasan, director, Area Cyclone Warning Centre, RMC.
For the next 48 hours, Kancheepuram, Chengalpattu, Tiruvallur, and Ranipet may receive heavy to very heavy rains. Chennai, Tirunelveli, Thoothukudi, Kanniyakumari, Ramanathapuram, and delta districts of TN will experience heavy rains on Wednesday, he added. On November 26 and 27, heavy to very heavy rains will occur over Chennai, Tiruvallur, Chengalpattu and Kancheepuram districts along with thunderstorm, and Tiruvannamalai, Villupuram, Vellore, Tirupattur, Ramanathapuram, Pudukottai, Tirunelveli, Thoothukudi, Kanyakumari and delta districts of TN and Karaikal area will see heavy downpour.