Rains unlikely as depression moves towards Bangladesh

Residents of the city have been experiencing erratic rains since the onset of the northeast monsoon on October 30.
Rains unlikely as depression moves towards Bangladesh
File photo of recent rain in the city

Chennai

After some showers were experienced during the last two days, the city witnessed cloudy weather on Thursday. 
But it has been mostly sunny on Friday as the depression  in the Bay of Bengal has  moved away from the Tamil Nadu coast. 
The Met department here said Chennai could experience cloudy skies with some areas likely to get showers. 
"The depression has started moving away from coastal Tamil Nadu and the rainfall will progressively reduce in the next three days in the state,” Area Cyclone Warning Centre, Regional Meterological Department, S Balachandran told reporters on Friday. 
He said the depression over west central Bay of Bengal moved north-northwestwards with a speed of about 19 kmph and lay centred over west central Bay, about 240 km southeast of Vishakhapatnam, 520 km south-southwest of Paradip and 880 km south-southwest of Khepupara in Bangladesh. 
The system is very likely to move north-northwestwards and then recurve gradually northeastwards towards the Bangladesh coast during the next 48 hours. 
It is very likely to intensify into a deep depression during the next 24 hours. 
On forecast for Chennai city, he said the sky condition would be generally cloudy. Rain or thundershowers were likely to occur at one or two places in the city.  Heavy rain is likely to occur at one or two places in the southern districts, he added. 

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