Heavy rainfall is likely to hit the coastal areas of Tamil Nadu and Puducherry
Chennai: The India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Thursday said that after gaining more strength, the cyclonic circulation has finally induced a low-pressure area. The system is formed over equatorial Indian Ocean adjoining the southeast Bay of Bengal.
The organisation also predicted that it would continue to move west-northwest gaining latitude.
"A trough of low at mean sea level lies over the Equatorial Indian Ocean adjoining the southeast Bay of Bengal with a cyclonic circulation aloft extending up to 3.1 km above mean sea level," IMD stated in the advisory.
The IMD further said, "Under its influence, a low-pressure area is very likely to develop over the Equatorial Indian Ocean adjoining central parts of the South Bay of Bengal to the southeast of Sri Lanka by Thursday (April 25)."
"It is very likely to intensify into a depression during the subsequent 36 hours. It is very likely to move north-westward toward the Tamil Nadu coast along and off the east coast of Sri Lanka and is likely to intensify into a cyclonic storm during the subsequent 48 hours," the organisation added.
Heavy rainfall is likely to occur at remote places over coastal Tamil Nadu and Puducherry. Thunderstorm activity will also intensify with gusty winds (50-60 kmph) and lightning.
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Last Updated 25, Apr 2019, 4:30 PM