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Southern states, including Tamil Nadu, to receive rains next week: IMD

Cyclone Nivar hit many parts of Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh earlier this week.

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Press Trust of India  |  Chennai 

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A man walks on a flooded street. Heavy rainfall from cyclone Nivar caused flooding in Chennai, Tamil Nadu. File Photo: Shutterstock

A low pressure area over south Andaman Sea and adjoining Bay of Bengal was "very likely" to concentrate into a depression in the next 48 hours and intensify further before moving towards the coast, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said on Saturday.

Under its influence, various parts in southern states were likely to receive rainfall starting December 1, the said in a series of tweets.

"A Low Pressure Area lies over South Andaman Sea adj SE (south east) Bay of Bengal and Equatorial Indian Ocean. It is very likely to concentrate into a depression during next 48 hours and likely to intensify further thereafter," it said.

It is likely to move nearly westwards and reach south coast around December 2, it said.

Under its influence, scattered to widespread rainfall activity was "very likely" over Tamil Nadu, Puducherry, Karaikal, Kerala, Mahe, Lakshadweep, south coastal Andhra Pradesh and south Rayalaseema on Tuesday and Wednesday, the weather office said.

also forecast isolated heavy to very heavy rainfall with moderate thunderstorm and lightning over Tamil Nadu, Puducherry and Karaikal during this period.

Isolated heavy falls with moderate thunderstorm and lightning was also very likely over south coastal Andhra Pradesh during December 1 and 2 and over Rayalseema and Lakshadweep area on Wednesday, it added.

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First Published: Sat, November 28 2020. 14:10 IST