LOW PRESSURE AREA FORMS OVER SOUTH ANDAMAN SEA

  • The Regional Meteorological Centre (RMC), Chennai on Monday announced that a low pressure area (LPA) has formed over the south Andaman Sea and neighbourhood.
  • It is likely to concentrate into a depression by Tuesday evening and bring widespread light to moderate rain over Tamil Nadu, Puducherry and Karaikal for three days from Wednesday.
  • Additional Director General of Meteorology, RMC Chennai, S. Balachandran said the LPA was likely to move west-northwestwards and concentrate into a depression over Southeast Bay of Bengal.
  • Thereafter, it is likely to continue to move west-northwestwards, intensify further gradually into a cyclonic storm and reach Southwest Bay of Bengal near north Tamil Nadu – Puducherry and adjoining south Andhra Pradesh coasts by Thursday morning.
  • On Wednesday, people in the Delta districts, Cuddalore and Mayiladuthurai can expect heavy rains in a few places. On Thursday, a few places in northern coastal districts uptoNagapattinam are likely to get heavy to very heavy rainfall under the influence of the system, he said.
  • Till early Monday morning, several places in the delta and western districts recorded considerable quantities of rain.
  • “This was caused by a low level cyclonic circulation over north Kerala Coast and the Gulf of Mannar. This system has now weakened and therefore on Tuesday, the forecast is only light rains in few places,” explained P. Senthamarai Kannan, Director, Area Cyclone Warning Centre.

SOURCE: THE HINDU, THE ECONOMIC TIMES, PIB

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