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Low pressure likely to bring heavy rains in some places in Tamil Nadu

For the next 24 hour period commencing 8.30 m, Chennai will witness cloudy skies and light rains in some places

Press Trust of India  |  Chennai 

Fishermen stand near boats as waves break on the cost of the Bay of Bengal in Chennai on Thursday. Tropical Cyclone 'Nada' was forecast to strike on the southern coast. Photo: PTI
Fishermen stand near boats as waves break on the cost of the Bay of Bengal in Chennai on Thursday. Tropical Cyclone 'Nada' was forecast to strike on the southern coast. Photo: PTI

A low pressure area over Lakshadweep is likely to bring heavy to Coimbatore and Nilgiris in Tamil Nadu, the Met office said on Saturday.

"Yesterday's low pressure area has moved westwards and lies near Lakshadweep. Under its influence, are likely in some places in Tamil Nadu and Puducherry while heavy are likely in one or two places in Nilgiris and Coimbatore," S Stella, Director, Regional Meterological Centre, said.

For the next 24 hour period commencing 8.30 m, Chennai will witness cloudy skies and light rains in some places, she told reporters.

In the last 24 hours ending 8.30 am, Virudunagar had recorded the highest rainfall of eight cm, followed by Madurai Airport, Chennai Airport, Kancheepuram and Chenglepet at seven cm each, she said.

Further, an upper air cyclonic circulation persists over Sumatra and South Andaman area and under its influence, a low pressure area is "very likely" to develop during next 24 hours, she said, adding, it is likely to concentrate into a depression in the subsequent 48 hours.

First Published: Sat, December 03 2016. 14:22 IST
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