The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) predicted light to moderate, scattered / fairly extensive precipitation as “very likely” over the coast of Andhra Pradesh, Yanam, Rayalaseema, the southern interior of Karnataka, Kerala, Mahe, Tamil Nadu, Puducherry and Karaikal over the next four days.
IMD said moderate rains are likely in one or two places in Pudukottai, Ramanathapuram, Toothukudi, Sivaganga, Madurai, Theni, Dindugal, Tiruchirapalli, Thanjavur, Tiruvarur, Nagapattinam and Myladuthurai districts of Tamil Nadu and Karaikal in the next three hours.
Cyclonic circulation is over the Bay of Bengal and an area of low pressure is likely to form under its influence, IMD said and forecasts rainfall in various parts of the southern states for the next four days. The cyclonic circulation is located to the southwest and adjoins the southeast of the Bay of Bengal, according to an IMD press release. “Under its influence, an area of low pressure is likely to form over the southwestern Bay of Bengal over the next 24 hours. It is likely to move west to north-west towards the south. Sri Lanka and the southern coast of Tamil Nadu, ”he added.
Wind gusts of up to 40-50 km / h with gusts to 60 km / h were likely over southwestern Bay of Bengal, the Gulf of Mannar along and off the southern coast of Tamil Nadu on the 25th. November, he said and asked fishermen not to venture into these areas.