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Weather Update: Heavy rain and thundershowers likely over parts of Tamil Nadu for next 2 days

Tamil Nadu Weather Update: Indian metrological department has predicted heavy rains in isolated places in Tamil Nadu on Thursday (November 10) and the showers, with thunderstorms and lighting, are expected till Sunday.

By Ruchi Upadhyay 
Updated Date

New Delhi: The India Metrological Department (IMD) has predicted an intensification of rain activity over several south Indian states during November 11 to 13. The Meteorological Department has said that there is a possibility of very heavy rains in Tamil Nadu, Puducherry, Karaikal, Coastal Andhra Pradesh, Yanam and Rayalaseema on November 11 and 12.

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IMD has issued an orange alert for torrential rains in these states. The Meteorological Department said that during today i.e. 9 to 12 November, 45-55 kmph gusting to 65 kmph in southwest and adjoining west-central Bay of Bengal, Bay of Mannar, Comorin area and adjoining Tamil Nadu. Wind gusts are expected at hourly speed.

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has predicted heavy to very heavy rainfall at isolated places across Tamil Nadu including Chennai from Thursday, November 10. Very widespread, widespread light or moderate rain with isolated heavy rains and thundershowers are very likely over Tamil Nadu, Puducherry and Karaikal during November 10-12, a press release issued on Tuesday said.

Similar conditions will prevail along and off Andhra Pradesh coast during November 10-12. According to the Meteorological Department, from November 9 to 13, thunderstorms and lightning occurred in Tamil Nadu, Puducherry and Karaikal. There is a possibility of moderate to heavy rain. Similar conditions are likely over Rayalaseema and Coastal Andhra Pradesh during November 11 to 13, while heavy rains are likely over Kerala on November 12 and 13.

Giving details, Additional Director General of Meteorology, Regional Meteorological Centre, S. Balachandran said a low-pressure area was formed over the southwest Bay of Bengal and adjoining the equatorial Indian Ocean and this system is likely to bring in heavy rains.

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This system was formed under the influence of the cyclonic circulation over southwest Bay of Bengal, and is likely to become heavier during the next 48 hours and to move northwestwards towards Tamil Nadu and Puducherry coasts.

The IMD has predicted light to moderate rains on Friday with isolated thunderstorms and lightning likely to take place in Tamil Nadu, Puducherry, and Karaikkal areas.

Heavy rains are likely to occur over Krishnagiri, Dharmapuri, Tirupattur, Vellore, Ranipet, Tiruvallur, Chennai, Kancheepuram, Chengalpattu, Tiruvannamalai, Villupuram, Cuddalore, Kallakurichi, and Myladuthurai districts.

Isolated heavy rains have been forecast in many districts on Sunday with thunderstorms and lighting.

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