Chennai: Low pressure likely to develop, rain to continue

DECCAN CHRONICLE.
Published Dec 6, 2018, 12:59 am IST
Updated Dec 6, 2018, 12:59 am IST
Under its influence, a low-pressure area is likely to form over the same area by December 6.
The weather expert has also warned fishermen against venturing into sea on December 6 and 7 over Southwest of Bengal. (Representional Image)
 The weather expert has also warned fishermen against venturing into sea on December 6 and 7 over Southwest of Bengal. (Representional Image)

Chennai: The Regional Meteorological Centre has forecast that a cyclonic circulation lies over equatorial Indian ocean and adjoining Southwest Bay of Bengal. Under its influence, a low-pressure area is likely to form over the same area by December 6. As a result, there would be rainfall for two more days.

Interestingly, the Met department has predicted another low-pressure area, which is also likely to form over Southeast Bay of Bengal and neighbourhood by around December 9.

 

Addressing the media, Dr S. Balachandran, deputy director general of meteorology, said that there would be moderate to heavy rains in Tamil Nadu and Puducherry for two more days. “Heavy rain is likely to occur at isolated places over South Tamil Nadu, while the sky condition is likely to be generally cloudy in Chennai. Light to moderate rain is likely to occur in some areas for two more days,” he said.

Maximum and minimum temperatures are likely to be around 32 and 24 degree Celsius, he added.

The weather expert has also warned fishermen against venturing into sea on December 6 and 7 over Southwest of Bengal.

“We are closely monitoring the weather pattern and will update the development,”  Balachandran said.

Meanwhile, weather bloggers have also predicted rainfall in the state. K Srikanth, a weather blogger of Chennaiyil Oru Mazhaikkalam,  said, “Light to moderate rain is likely along coastal of Tamil Nadu, while sudden sharp spell of showers possible in places like Chennai during the morning hours on November 6 and 7.”

“Current spell of rains will wind down from Thursday and Friday and we should wait for next disturbance of northeast monsoon starts,” he added.

Most parts of the city and suburbs recorded intermittent rain on Wednesday morning and evening.

Nungambakkam and Airport recorded maximum temperature of 31.3 degree Celsius and 29.5 degre Celsius respectively on Wednesday.

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