Tamil Nadu depression expected to step up into cyclone, heavy rains may hit Kerala

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Just a time ago, Tamil Nadu had a sigh of relief after being submerged for several days and experienced some sunshine, but the most southern part of the state is expecting another cyclone. The meteorological department has said that a casual system is developing in the Bay of Bengal, which may turn cyclonic and hit the east coast around December 4.

The low-pressure system is expected to increase and become a deep worry on Thursday, November 30, leading heavy rains to the southern parts of Tamil Nadu. As per the IMD, winds may have a speed of 45-55 kilometers per hour and may even touch 65 kilometers per hour amid the next 48 hours. The head of the Regional Meteorological Centre in Chennai, SB Thampi quoted Scroll as saying that “So far, we expect a low-pressure system to form in the Andaman sea in the next few days. In the next few days, it will move towards the Bay of Bengal and is likely to come closer to Chennai and take a northerly turn. Whether it will reach cyclone intensity or not, it cannot be said at this point in time. We will have to wait and see”.

Not only Tamil Nadu, but Kerala and Andhra Pradesh are also expected to experience some wet weather and Sri Lanka and Maldives could also be impacted because of the low-lying trough. The weatherman expected Chennai is to receive light to moderate shows, residents have said that the city has been witnessing heavy rainfall for the last few hours. The renowned commercial weather forecast Accuweather has cautioned some parts of Tamil Nadu could have to harden for flash floods and mudslides, states like Telangana, Odisha, and Chhattisgarh could also witness rain. The Bengaluru in Karnataka is also expecting light rain.

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