Chennai and the other coastal districts of Tamil Nadu have been clouded with the latest warning of rainfall with the fishermen advised not to venture into the sea. There has been no major rainfall in Chennai for the past two days and the latest prediction has brought a warning to the residents in the city and the coastal districts.
According to the latest prediction, the coastal districts of Tamil Nadu, including Chennai, would be receiving light to moderate rainfall in the next 48 hours under the influence of cyclonic circulation. On Thursday - November 17, the Regional Meteorological Centre (RMC) said that under the influence of the cyclonic circulation over the South Andaman Sea & neighborhood, a low-pressure area has formed over the Southeast Bay of Bengal and its adjoining North Andaman Sea.
The regional weather watchdog further said that the cyclonic circulation extends up to 7.6 km above the sea level and it is likely to move west northeastwards and gradually concentrate into a depression over central parts of the South Bay of Bengal during the next 48 hours. This circulation can bring light to moderate rain in a few places with isolated thunderstorms and lighting in several places over Tamil Nadu.
It has been predicted that heavy rain will occur at isolated places in Nagapattinam, Thiruvarur, Mayiladuthurai, Cuddalore, Chengalpattu, and Villupuram districts on Sunday. In Chennai, the sky condition will remain partly cloudy and light to moderate rain with thunderstorms & lighting is likely to occur in some areas in the next 48 hours.
On Thursday, the Tamil Nadu government warned the fishermen not to venture into the sea for the next four days from November 18 to November 21, until further orders. The fishermen who are already in the deep sea have been advised to anchor their boats at nearby fishing ports. The Commissioner of Fisheries has issued a circular to all Regional Joint Directors and Deputy Directors due to the formation of a low-pressure area in the Bay of Bengal.