An ‘orange’ notify proceeds to be valid for Tamil Nadu, Puducherry, Karaikal and South Kerala and a ‘yellow’ notify for Lakshadweep for currently (Saturday) a day just after a remnant depression from erstwhile cyclone ‘Burevi’ remained stationary above the Gulf of Mannar. It is predicted to keep anchored in the waters via the day, even when remaining capable to kick up a ton of rain.
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Pieces of North Tamil Nadu, which includes Chennai, have been reporting rain from the morning with the Regional Meteorological Centre, Chennai, predicting reasonable rain above parts of the metropolis till earlier sometime just after midday even as other parts may possibly remain generally cloudy. The Chennai climate bloggers have been tweeting the developments as the day wore on (remember to see down below).
Rains carry on in Tamil Nadu
Pieces of South Tamil Nadu too have gained rainfall till early this morning with Manimuthar (5.two cm) Tirunelveli (4.six cm) Sattankulam (4.one cm) and Kayathar (3.4 cm), apart from Lalpet in Cuddalore district (4.3 cm) remaining key beneficiaries. Convective clouds rose tall above Ramanathapuram, Thoothukudi, Tirunelveli, Kanniyakumari, Tenkasi, Theni, Sivagangai and Pudukkottai districts which had recorded disproportionately reduced rain through the very last two-three times when it had rained intensely above the North.
Tall clouds have been on clearly show also above Nagapattinam, Karaikal, Mayiladuthurai, Cuddalore and Villupuram districts. These have the prospective to cause hefty rainfall at isolated destinations above this region, which ought to be at this time less than the grip of varyingly hefty spells type this morning.
Despair continues to be locked in
Meanwhile, India Meteorological Office (IMD), Delhi, mentioned that the depression remained almost stationary through the earlier 33 hours and was positioned this morning above the Gulf of Mannar about forty km South-West of Ramanathapuram and 70 km West-South-West of Pamban, with wind speeds of a much-reduced forty-50 km/hr gusting to sixty km/hr. The IMD expects it to remain stalled above the same region when weakening into a nicely-marked reduced-pressure space by the night.
This may possibly not drastically impact its rain generating ability and the IMD has forecast hefty to really hefty rainfall at isolated destinations Tamil Nadu and Puducherry currently and tomorrow (Saturday and Sunday). Hefty rainfall is also predicted South Kerala and Mahe currently when it would be hefty to really hefty above Kerala on Sunday. Hefty to really hefty rainfall is very likely above Lakshadweep on both currently and tomorrow.
Superior winds, tough seas
Squally winds with wind speeds achieving forty-50 km/hr gusting to sixty km/hr may possibly prevail above the Gulf of Mannar and adjoining South-West Bay of Bengal, and the Ramanathapuram, Thoothukudi, Tirunelveli and Kanniyakumari in South Tamil Nadu into tonight and lower thereafter.
Sturdy winds of 35-45 km/hr in pace gusting to 55 km/hr may possibly blow above the Lakshadweep, Maldives and Comorin space the South-East Arabian Sea and together and off the South Kerala coast on Saturday and Sunday. Fishermen are recommended not to venture into Gulf of Mannar and adjoining South-West Bay together and off the South Tamil Nadu coast currently. They may possibly not venture into the Lakshadweep, Maldives and Comorin space the South-East Arabian Sea and together and off South Kerala coast on both Saturday and Sunday.
Here’s how the climate bloggers in Chennai saw the situation evolving above Tamil Nadu: