IMD predicts heavy rain in Tamil Nadu and Puducherry on 7-9 December. The 'low pressure area' is very likely to move west-northwestwards and reach southeast Bay of Bengal, north Tamil Nadu-Puducherry and adjoining south Andhra Pradesh coasts by morning of 8 December.
Chennai: Heavy rain alert has been issued in Tamil Nadu on 8 December. With the alert of heavy rains, the administration has already started preparations. In view of the alert, six NDRF teams have been deployed in Tamil Nadu.
NDRF teams will be deployed in Nagapattinam, Thanjavur, Thiruvarur, Cuddalore, Mayiladuthurai, and Chennai. On the request of the Director of Disaster Management, Government of Tamil Nadu, it was decided to deploy NDRF teams in several districts of Tamil Nadu. All NDRF teams are equipped with flood rescue equipment, collapsible structure search equipment, suitable communication equipment and suitable personal protective equipment.
Heavy rain forecast on December 7-9
It was informed by the officials that our control room at Arakkonam is closely monitoring the situation round the clock and all efforts are being made in coordination with the Tamil Nadu State Administration.
The Meteorological Department has predicted heavy rains over Tamil Nadu and Puducherry on December 7-9 due to a low pressure over southern part of Andaman Sea and adjoining areas under the influence of a cyclonic circulation to the south. The ‘low pressure area’ is very likely to move west-northwestwards and reach southeast Bay of Bengal, north Tamil Nadu-Puducherry and adjoining south Andhra Pradesh coasts by morning of 8 December.
Light rain will occur in these areas on December 6
The IMD also gave information about the rain situation for the next three days. Light to moderate rain is likely at one or two places over Tamil Nadu, Puducherry and Karaikal region on 6th December.
There is a possibility of light to moderate rain at many places on December 7 as well. Also, there is a possibility of thunder and lightning at one or two places over Coastal Tamil Nadu, Puducherry and Karaikal region while light to moderate rain with thunder and lightning at one or two places very likely over interior Tamil Nadu .