Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh In for Extraordinarily Heavy Rains on November 10-11; Chennai, Puducherry, Karaikal on Purple Alert


Representational image: Storm clouds over Chennai, Tamil Nadu (C Suresh Kumar/BCCL Chennai)

Storm clouds over Chennai, Tamil Nadu

(C Suresh Kumar/BCCL Chennai)

Tuesday, November 9: Following a really moist weekend, which noticed the town of Chennai witness its rainiest day since 2015 on Saturday, November 6, the state of Tamil Nadu in addition to its capital metropolis might be in for an additional bout of extraordinarily heavy downpour this coming week.

Coastal Andhra Pradesh, too, will expertise comparable situations, all because of a brand new system that’s presently brewing within the Bay of Bengal.

Based on the India Meteorological Division (IMD), a cyclonic circulation over southeast Bay of Bengal is ready to affect the formation of a low-pressure space in the identical area through the subsequent 12 hours.

Upon formation, this method will transfer west-northwestwards, focus right into a melancholy, and attain the northern coast of Tamil Nadu by early Thursday morning, November 11.

Its presence will carry widespread gentle to average rains throughout Kerala, south Coastal Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu for the whole thing of this week.

Nonetheless, the influence on Tamil Nadu and south Coastal Andhra Pradesh might be extra extreme, as they’ll expertise remoted heavy to very heavy showers as we speak, adopted by heavy to very heavy rains at a couple of locations together with remoted extraordinarily heavy falls on Wednesday and Thursday.

Squally climate, with wind speeds reaching 40-50 kmph and gusting to 60 kmph, will prevail over southwest and adjoining west-central Bay of Bengal, whereas additionally bombarding the south Andhra Pradesh-Tamil Nadu coasts for the subsequent three days. Due to this fact, fishermen have been suggested to not enterprise into these areas for this forecast interval.

3-day precipitation forecast over South India from Tuesday to Thursday.

(TWC Met Group)

In view of those predictions, the IMD has issued an orange alert (‘be ready’ for tough climate) over Tamil Nadu for as we speak. For tomorrow and the day after, the advisory over Tamil Nadu might be upgraded to a crimson warning (‘take motion’ to maintain secure from the intense climate), whereas an orange alert might be positioned over Andhra Pradesh.

Inside Tamil Nadu, the districts of Puducherry, Cuddalore, Mayiladuthurai, Nagapattinam, Karaikal, Tiruvarur, Thanjavur, Kallakuruchi, Ariyalur and Perambalur might be on a crimson warning on Wednesday, as per the IMD’s regional met centre in Chennai.

Come Thursday, the crimson warning might be shifted on to Chennai, Tiruvallur, Chengalpattu, Kancheepuram, Villupuram, Puducherry and Cuddalore districts. A number of different districts throughout the South Indian state will stay beneath an orange alert for the subsequent three days.

In the meantime, for the reason that starting of the post-monsoon interval on October 1, Tamil Nadu has recorded above-average precipitation. Between October 1 and November 8, it has registered 346.1 mm rainfall, marking a 43% ‘extra’ as in comparison with its long-term common for this era.

The rainfall over Andhra Pradesh on this time-frame, at 169.9 mm, has been 18% beneath common, however maybe the upcoming heavy rain spell might carry the general rain figures nearer to ‘regular’ by the tip of this week.

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