India weather forecast latest, December 1: Another storm sets to hit Tamil Nadu and Kerala
Another storm is expected to affect Tamil Nadu less than a week after Cyclone Nivar hit the southern state, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said on Monday. The weather department said the cyclone, which will cross the Sri Lanka coast on December 2, will bring heavy rain over Tamil Nadu and Kerala.
The weather department has issued a red alert for the southern areas of Tamil Nadu and Kerala in view of the brewing storm and said these areas are expected to receive heavy to very heavy rainfall. A well-marked low-pressure area in the Bay of Bengal intensified into a depression.
“It is very likely to intensify further into a deep depression during the next 24 hours. It is also likely to intensify further into a cyclonic storm. It is very likely to move west-northwestwards and cross the Sri Lanka coast around the evening of December 2,” IMD said.
|Strong winds at a coastal area before the landfall of Cyclone Nivar in Mamallapuram in this file photo. (PTI Photo)|
“It is very likely to move nearly westwards thereafter and emerge into the Comorin area on December 3 morning,” IMD’s Cyclone Warning Division said.
Squally weather with wind speed would gradually increase becoming 55-65 kilometres per hour gusting to 75kmph over the southeast and adjoining southwest Bay of Bengal from the night of December 1 and 70-80kmph gusting to 90kmph over southwest Bay of Bengal, along and off Sri Lanka coast, the weather bureau said. Winds with a speed of 45-55kmph gusting to 65kmph are likely over the Comorin area, Gulf of Mannar and Tamil Nadu-Kerala coasts from the forenoon of December 2 for subsequent 24 hours.
The sea is expected to become rough due to the weather system and fishermen have bee advised not to venture into the southeast and adjoining southwest Bay of Bengal from the night of December 1 and along and off east Sri Lanka coast, Comorin area, Gulf of Mannar and Tamil Nadu-Kerala coasts from forenoon of December 2 for the subsequent 24 hours. Those out at sea are advised to return to the coast by November 30, IMD said.
A low-pressure area is over the South Andaman Sea and the adjoining Bay of Bengal. It is likely to turn into a depression in the next 24 to 36 hours and thereafter into a deep depression. This system will move towards the coastal parts of Tamil Nadu. There is also a cyclonic circulation over North Bangladesh and adjoining areas.
|Photo: Weather Online|
According to Skymet Weather, during the next 24 hours, light to moderate rain and snowfall is likely at some places in Jammu and Kashmir, Gilgit Baltistan, Muzaffarabad, Himachal Pradesh, and Ladakh.
Most areas of Andaman and Nicobar Islands will receive light to moderate rains with heavy rainfall activity over some areas. Light to moderate showers are also expected over Coastal Andhra Pradesh. Heavy rain may occur at one or two places. Light to moderate rains are expected over Tamil Nadu and Interior Karnataka.
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