IMD warns of heavy rainfall in Southern states in next 24 hours

Kashmir Times. Dated: 10/8/2018 12:33:12 AM

Coast Guard on alert, disaster relief teams on standby

CHENNAI, Oct 7 (Agencies): The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has warned of heavy to very heavy rainfall in south interior Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Lakshadweep and Andaman & Nicobar Islands in the next 24 hours prompting the Coast Guard to deploy ships and disaster response teams being directed to remain on maximum alert.
The IMD, in its latest bulletin issued at 1700 hours on October 7, said that south interior Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Lakshadweep and Andaman & Nicobar Islands will receive heavy rainfall at isolated places.
''Squally winds speed reaching 40-50 kmph gusting to 60 kmph are very likely over Lakshadweep area and southeast and adjoining east-central Arabian Sea, west-central and adjoining south-west Arabian Sea, south-east and adjoining east-central Bay of Bengal and Andaman Islands. Rough to very rough Sea Conditions are likely to prevail over above-mentioned areas. Fishermen are advised
not to venture into these areas. Those who are out at Sea over the Bay of Bengal are advised to return to coast,'' the IMD bulletin said.
The Regional Meteorological Department also said on Sunday that a well-marked low pressure has formed in the Bay of Bengal and is expected to intensify into a depression in the next 36 hours,
"A new low pressure has formed North of the Andaman (and Nicobar Islands) and Southeast of the Bay of Bengal. This is expected to further intensify into a depression and move towards the Odisha coast in the next 72 hours," RMD Deputy Director General S Balachandran said.

 

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