Coastal Tamil Nadu is bracing for heavy rain and robust winds after weathermen warned that the melancholy over the Bay of Bengal is prone to intensify right into a cyclone and cross the coast at round 6 am on Wednesday. According to the regional climate workplace, the melancholy is round 740 kilometre south of Chennai at 2.30 am. Six groups of the National Disaster Rescue Force have been despatched to Cuddalore and Chidambaram districts in Tamil Nadu.
In a “pre-cyclone watch” for Tamil Nadu and Puducherry coasts, senior meteorological scientist, KS Hosalikar tweeted: “…Low pressure area over southwest and adjoining southeast Bay of Bengal persists….very likely to concentrate in depression…and intensify in Cyclonic Storm in next 24 hours. Very likely cross between Karaikal and Mahabalipuram on 25 November noon”.
Pre-cyclone Watch for TN & Puducherry coasts
WM Low strain space ovr sw & adjoining SE BoB persists.Vry prone to focus in melancholy ovr SW BoB nxt 06 hrs & intensify in Cyclonic Storm in nxt 24 hrs. Very possible cross betn Karaikal & Mahabalipuram on 25Nov midday
— Ok S Hosalikar (@Hosalikar_KS) November 23, 2020
The Met forecasts extraordinarily heavy rainfall in coastal Chennai, together with Tamil Nadu and windspeed of 50 to 60 kilometre per hour is predicted. Fishermen have been suggested to steer clear of the ocean.
Revenue Minister RB Udhayakumar, who additionally heads the catastrophe administration division informed NDTV, “We have asked people in low lying areas to shift to safe zones. Our monitoring officers are alert as rainfall is expected between six to 12 cm in some districts, 12 to 20 cm in others and above 20 cm in few areas”.
In the ports together with Cuddalore, Chennai and Tuticorin native cautionary sign No. three has been hoisted.
For a particular question on the place of Chembarambakkam Lake outdoors Chennai, which was shut it is full capability not too long ago, the state minister mentioned, “The inflow to the lake has reduced, there is no worry at the moment”. In 2015, unprecedented rain and launch of waters from this lake had led to floods in Chennai.