Northeast monsoon rains have finally arrived with a bang lashing the delta regions even at a time when there wasn’t any major weather development over Bay of Bengal.
According to Met Department, this is just the beginning as the heavy rainfall has been predicted in the next 24 hours. So, people can now get ready for the what can be termed as our favorite rainfall season.
The Indian Meterological Department said conditions were favourable for commencement of Northeast monsoon rains over rest of Tamilnadu and Kerala, South Interior Karnataka and Rayalaseema during thenext 24 hours.
It said the trough of low at mean sea level from southwest Bay of Bengal to westcentral Bay of Bengal off south Andhra Pradesh now lay centred over southwest Bay of Bengal and adjoining Sri Lanka.
At present, a cyclonic circulation is marked over southwest Bay of Bengal. A trough is also extending from this system up to North Bay of Bengal along the East Coast. Another trough is seen running up to Lakshadweep Islands across Tamil Nadu.
Chennai also stands bright chances of light to moderate rains with few heavy spells in the coming days.
In the ongoing week (November 1 to 7), fairly widespread to widespread rainfall with isolated heavy falls is likely over Tamil Nadu, Kerala and South Interior Karnataka during the first half.
Overall rainfall activity could be below normal over the South Peninsula while being normal to above normal over the Western Himalayan region during this week.