Regional Meteorological Department on Thursday, said that light to moderate rainfall is expected in the coastal districts, including Chennai and suburban areas for next 48 hours. Meanwhile, delta districts are expected to receive heavy rains.
B Geetha, scientist at Cyclone Warning Research Centre at Regional Meteorological Centre said that easterly wind over the Bay of Bengal converging along the coast can lead to heavy rains in the city and also other coastal districts. The easterly winds are expected to bring in more rainfall in the next 48 hours as they are likely to weaken over Bay of Bengal. The Centre said that thunderstorm with moderate rains are likely to occur over Coastal Tamil Nadu for next 48 hours, which can bring rains to Villupuram, Cuddalore, Mayiladuthurai and delta districts.