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IMD issues rain alert in some parts of South India including TN, Kerala today, heavy rainfall in Andaman-Nicobar

The Meteorological Department has expressed the possibility of rain in some parts of South India including Tamil Nadu, Kerala even today. According to the forecast of the Meteorological Department, during the next 24 hours, a low pressure area may form over the southeast Bay of Bengal and the adjoining Andaman Sea. Due to this, rain activity may reduce over South Peninsular India during the next four days, but after that there is a possibility of heavy rains. Today i.e. on November 17, there may be heavy rains in Andaman-Nicobar.

By Priyanka Verma 
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New Delhi: The weather pattern in India seems to be changing continuously. On the one hand, while the rains are continuing in the states of South India, due to snowfall in North India, the cold is continuously increasing. Due to the snowfall in the Himalayan region including Himachal Pradesh-Kashmir, there has been a sudden change in the weather of North India and the cold has increased. At the same time, the air quality of Delhi seems to be improving as compared to earlier. However, it is still expected to remain in the poor category.

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The Meteorological Department has expressed the possibility of rain in some parts of South India including Tamil Nadu, Kerala even today. According to the forecast of the Meteorological Department, during the next 24 hours, a low pressure area may form over the southeast Bay of Bengal and the adjoining Andaman Sea. Due to this, rain activity may reduce over South Peninsular India during the next four days, but after that there is a possibility of heavy rains. Today i.e. on November 17, there may be heavy rains in Andaman-Nicobar.

At the same time, there is a possibility of heavy rains in Tamil Nadu, Puducherry and Karaikal from 20 November. During this, the wind speed can be 40-45 kilometers per hour. According to the Meteorological Department, on November 18, there will be light rain and snowfall in Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh on November 18. At the same time, snowfall will continue in Himachal Pradesh and till November 20, there will be light rain and snowfall in different areas of Himachal Pradesh. During this, the temperature will drop by 2 to 3 degree Celsius in North India and Northeast India. It is believed that rain and snowfall can also be seen in Uttarakhand.

However, the weather of UP and Bihar will remain dry and cold will increase. According to the weather information website Skymet, light to moderate rain may occur in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands today and heavy rain may occur at some places. Light rain with one or two moderate spells may occur over South Kerala and South Tamil Nadu. There will be high waves in the sea in South Andaman Sea and surrounding areas. The wind speed can be around 40 to 50 kmph. Light rain is possible at one or two places over remaining parts of Tamil Nadu and Kerala.

Some further drop in minimum and maximum temperatures may be recorded in parts of northwest and central India. The Air Quality Index of Delhi may remain in the poor category. It has been snowing in the higher reaches of Himachal Pradesh for the last three days, due to which more than 100 roads are closed.

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According to sources in the Disaster Management Department, 90 roads are blocked in Lahaul and Spiti, three on Rohtang Pass and Jalori Pass including National Highway 305 and six in Kullu, three in Kangra, two in Chamba and one in Mandi. Cold wave condition persists in high altitude areas. Keylong in Lahaul and Spiti was the coldest place in the state with a minimum temperature of minus 6.9 degrees Celsius.

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