In the midst of scorching heat, several parts of Tamil Nadu will be witnessing heavy rainfall and thunderstorms till August 4, as per the latest prediction from the India Meteorological Department (IMD). The country's premier weather watchdog has said that this pattern of rainfall would remain from August 1- Monday to August 4 - Thursday.
According to the prediction, the districts of Kanyakumari, Tenkasi, Theni, Tirunelveli, Nilgiris, Erode, Salem, and Dharmapuri would record heavy rainfall and the IMD has cited that the formation of a cyclonic circulation over Tamil Nadu would trigger this pattern of a downpour. In the wake of the heavy rainfall prediction, the state government and the administration of the concerned districts have issued guidelines and warning to the people.
The IMD also forecasted heavy to very heavy rains, which are likely to occur in isolated places over Kanyakumari, Tuticorin, Tenkasi, Nilgiris, Salem, Cuddalore, Dharmapuri, and Tiruchirappalli districts on Tuesday, August 2. Heavy Rain is also likely in Virudhunagar, Theni, Dindigul, Namakkal, Vellore, Krishnagiri, and Ariyalur districts.
The IMD has also warned fishermen not to venture into the sea due to the heavy rains and the cyclonic circulation. It has been reported that the wind would blow at a speed of 40-50 kph are likely to prevail over the Comorin area, Gulf of Mannar, South Tamil Nadu coast, and South West Bay of Bengal. Besides Tamil Nadu, the IMD has predicted heavy rainfall across Kerala and the agency has issued orange warnings to several districts in the state.