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Rain updates: Extreme rainfall predicted for coastal AP, red alert in TN districts

ANI
Published Nov 18, 2021, 12:11 pm IST
Updated Nov 19, 2021, 7:33 am IST
Intense rainfall has begun over coastal Tamil Nadu since early hours of today
The Weather department also predicted that Strong winds (speed reaching 45-55 kmph gusting to 65 kmph) are very likely. (AP file photo)
 The Weather department also predicted that Strong winds (speed reaching 45-55 kmph gusting to 65 kmph) are very likely. (AP file photo)

Chennai: The Indian Meteorological Department predicted on Thursday morning that the coastal region of Tamil Nadu is likely to receive heavy to very heavy rainfall with extremely heavy falls in the southern coastal region of Andhra Pradesh-- Rayalaseema and adjoining areas of north Tamil Nadu during next 24 hours.

Following a red alert issued by the IMD in Chennai, the various parts of the city received heavy rainfall on Thursday. "Intense rainfall has begun over coastal Tamil Nadu since early hours of today"  IMD tweeted.

 

The Low-Pressure Area (LPA) over Southeast and adjoining Southwest Bay now lies as a Well Marked Low-Pressure Area over Southwest and adjoining West-central Bay off north Tamil Nadu-south Andhra Pradesh coasts, IMD informed.

"It is very likely to intensify into a Depression during the next 12 hours," said IMD.
The Weather department also predicted that Strong winds (speed reaching 45-55 kmph gusting to 65 kmph) are very likely to prevail over Southwest and adjoining West-central Bay of Bengal and along and off Tamil Nadu-Puducherry-south Andhra Pradesh coasts.

 

"As Rough to Very Rough Sea conditions are also very likely to prevail over Southwest and adjoining West Central Bay of Bengal and along and off Tamil Nadu-Puducherry-south Andhra Pradesh coasts, Fishermen are advised not to venture into these areas till 19th November morning," said IMD in an official statement.

As per IMD, Chennai, Tiruvallur, Kancheepuram and Ranipet are expected to receive extremely heavy rainfall due to the low pressure around the coast on Thursday.

Meanwhile, all schools and colleges in the Theni district will remain closed in the wake of heavy rainfall, announced the District Collector on Thursday.

 

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