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Low pressure in Bay of Bengal likely to intensify into depression: Met dept

Press Trust of India  |  Chennai 

A well-marked low pressure has formed in the and is expected to intensify into a depression in the next 36 hours, the said on Sunday.

The office has cautioned fishermen against venturing out to the South and Central areas of till October 9.

"A new low pressure has formed North of the Andaman (and Nicobar Islands) and South east of the This is expected to further intensify into a depression and move towards the Odisha coast in the next 72 hours," RMD Deputy S told reporters.

Under the influence of the low pressure, most places in registered moderate rainfall in the last 24 hours ending 8.30 am on Sunday, while Mimisal, a coastal village in district, received 13 cms of rainfall.

Sankarankovil and Ambasamudram received 8 cm each, Tiruppur and Tenkasi 7 cm each, while Kothagiri, Senkottai, and Tiruppuvanam each received 6 cm of rainfall, said.

For the next 24 hours, moderate rainfall is expected in several parts of and Puducherry while places like Kanyakumari, Tirunelveli, Dindigul, Theni might receive heavy rainfall, he said.

For Chennai and its neighbouring areas, there may be light to heavy rainfall in some places in the next 24 hours.

The prevailing climatic conditions favour the onset of the northeast monsoon in the state, said.

The RMD deputy said the deep depression in the presently lay 920 km North West of of Lakshadweep and was expected to intensify into a cyclone in the next 24 hours and move towards

Fishermen have been advised not to venture into the South and till October 12, he said.

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First Published: Sun, October 07 2018. 16:05 IST