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Low pressure area to intensify into depression, heavy rains in Tamil Nadu from Dec 1
A low pressure area over south Andaman Sea and adjoining Bay of Bengal was very likely to concentrate into a depression in the next 48 hours and intensify further before moving towards the Tamil Nadu coast, the IMD said.
- Fishermen have been warned not to venture into the southeast Bay of Bengal and adjoining South Andaman Sea, central parts of South Bay of Bengal on, along and off Tamil Nadu Puducherry coasts, Kerala coast, Comorin area and Gulf of Mannar from Saturday to Thursday.
- A low pressure area has formed over South Andaman Sea and adjoining areas of Southeast Bay of Bengal & east Equatorial Indian Ocean on November 28
- It is very likely to concentrate into a depression during next 48 hours and intensify further thereafter
- It may move west-northwestwards and reach the south Tamil Nadu coast on December 2
- The weather office forecast heavy to very heavy rainfall at a few places with isolated extremely heavy falls as very likely over Tamil Nadu, Puducherry, Mahe and Karaikal and north Kerala from December 1-3
- On Saturday, northern districts received light to moderate rainfall
- Madurai recorded 46.4 mm of rainfall, Coimbatore 11.3 mm, Pamban 16 mm and Tiruchy 10.4 mm
- IMD further forecast heavy rainfall at isolated places over south coastal Andhra Pradesh, Rayalseema, south interior Karnataka and Lakshadweep
- IMD issued an ‘Orange’ alert for Pathanamthitta and Idukki districts in Kerala on December 1 and for Thiruvananthapuram and Kollam districts on December 2
- Yellow alert has been sounded for Thiruvananthapuram, Kollam and Kottayam districts on Tuesday and for Pathanamthitta, Alappuzha, Kottayam and Idukki districts on Wednesday