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Onset of NE monsoon will be delayed:Regional met office

Press Trust of India  |  Chennai 

Favourable conditions for onset of the North East in have receded with the movement of a cyclonic storm to the coast and a depression in the heading towards Odisha, the office here said Monday.

Speaking to reporters, Chennai of Meteorology, S Balachandran said the state is also likely to receive lesser rains in the coming days.

He said this was due to the northward movement of cyclone Luban in the to the coast and a depression in the that is likely to develop into a cyclone while moving towards Odisha.

Two days ago, the had predicted favourable conditions leading to the onset of from October 8.

"As of now, there are no favourable conditions for onset of North East Only after lifecycles of these two phenomena end will we be able to assess the onset of the seasonable wind," Balachandran said.

"These circumstances has resulted in changes in distribution of moisture and wind speed, and would delay the onset of the monsoon," he said.

Also with lesser moisture in atmosphere, there are chances of receiving lesser rains in the coming days, Balachandran said.

In the next 24 hours, many parts of and Puducherry are likely to experience moderate rainfall, while a few parts of north Tamil Nadu will receive heavy rain.

Fishermen have been advised not to venture into the sea, he said.

Meanwhile, state Revenue R B Udayakumar listed precautionary measures taken for the monsoon.

He said already 6,812 relief camps have been set up across the state and authorities are monitoring the situation.

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First Published: Mon, October 08 2018. 20:50 IST