Chennai Meteorological Department Issues ‘Orange’ Alert for 6 Districts in Tamil Nadu

Heavy rains have been inundating various districts of Tamil Nadu since last night, prompting the Chennai Meteorological Department to issue an ‘orange’ warning for very heavy rains in six districts. The cause is attributed to a low-pressure area anticipated to form over the Southeast Bay of Bengal within the next 24 hours, originating from upper atmospheric circulation over the South Andaman Sea. This system is projected to move in a west-northwest direction, persisting as a low-pressure area over the Bay of Bengal until the 16th. Concurrently, an atmospheric mantle circulation prevails over the Southwest Bay of Bengal, leading to an orange alert in six districts—Villupuram, Cuddalore, Mayiladuthurai, Thanjavur, Tiruvarur, and Nagapattinam—indicating the potential for very heavy rainfall today. Additionally, eight districts, namely Kanchipuram, Chengalpattu, Thiruvannamalai, Kallakurichi, Perambalur, Ariyalur, Trichy, and Pudukottai, are expected to experience heavy rain, as forecasted by the Chennai Meteorological Department. Also, cyclonic wind speed of 45 kmph to 55 kmph will be expected over coastal areas of Tamil Nadu, Gulf of Mannar and coastal areas of Sri Lanka. Similarly, stormy winds will also blow in the Andaman sea areas. Fishermen are also advised not to go fishing in the above areas as the same situation will continue till 17th.

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