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Depression over Arabian Sea, heavy rain likely in TN, Kerala

Press Trust of India  |  Chennai 

A depression over southern is likely to intensify into a low pressure and bring heavy rainfall at isolated places in and southern during the next two days, the meteorological department said today.

Fishermen in the region have been advised not to venture into the sea during the next 24-48 hours, told reporters.

and have been receiving a decent amount of rainfall for the past a few days, he said.

In Kerala, Thiruvananthapuram city and Thrithala village in district recorded 10 cm and 7 cm of rainfall respectively in the past 24 hours ending at 8.30 am today.

Palani in district in received 4 cm of rainfall.

On the forecast for the next two days, said heavy rainfall is likely to occur in parts of and southern Tamil Nadu.

Thunderstorm and gusty winds are likely to occur in parts of interior Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Karnataka, he said.

Parts of Kerala have already begun receiving pre-monsoon showers. The southwest monsoon, which accounts for nearly 72 per cent of India's annual rainfall, normally sets over Kerala around June 1.

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First Published: Mon, May 14 2018. 17:55 IST