The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has declared an alert for a melancholy materialising more than the Bay of Bengal, off the Tamil Nadu coastline, as a persisting reduced-tension area undergoes intensification two times about the future two times.

Numerical model predictions indicate the likelihood of the scarce procedure having what seems to be a pre-meditated swerve to the West-North-West from off the Sri Lankan latitude with which it is at present aligned, and using purpose at the Tamil Nadu coast.

Significant winds notify

Mrityunjay Mahapatra, Director-Basic of the IMD, informed B usinessLine on Tuesday that the lower-strain area may be a rare incidence for this time of the year, but was not completely sudden.

The IMD has said sturdy winds (40-50 km/hr gusting to 60 km/hr) could prevail about the South-West and adjoining South-East Bay, along and off the Tamil Nadu-South Andhra Pradesh coasts, the Gulf of Mannar and Comorin Area currently (Wednesday).

Stronger winds probable

Much better winds (45-55 km/hr gusting to an pretty much syclonic 65 km/hr) are warned around the South-West and adjoining West-Central Bay of Bengal, along and off the Tamil Nadu-South Andhra Pradesh coasts and the Gulf of Mannar, and squally climate (winds rushing to 45-55 km/hr and gusting to 65 km/hr) above the West-Central and adjoining South-West Bay, along and off the North Tamil Nadu-Andhra Pradesh coasts on Friday and Saturday and strong winds (40-50 km/hr gusting to 60 km/hr) around the North Tamil Nadu-South Andhra Pradesh coasts on Sunday. Fishermen are advised not to undertaking into these locations.

‘Low’ lies in wait

The IMD reported on Wednesday midday that the ‘low’ lay over the central sections of the South Bay and the adjoining Equatorial Indian Ocean is expected to grow to be ‘well-marked by Thursday in the initially spherical of intensification. It will receive further energy by Friday, and grow to be a total-fledged despair by Friday.

As for lateral movement, the IMD stated it may possibly consider a West-North-West monitor and transfer toward the Sri Lanka coastline till Thursday and then towards the Tamil Nadu Coast into Friday.

Common rain for Tamil Nadu

It will set off quite prevalent to popular rainfall with isolated thunderstorms and lightning about the Tamil Nadu-Puducherry-Karaikal coasts for four days from currently (Wednesday) till Sunday, and scattered to reasonably popular rainfall, thunderstorms and lightning above South Coastal Andhra Pradesh, Rayalaseema, Kerala and Mahe from Friday to Sunday.

Isolated large to extremely heavy rainfall is probably above Tamil Nadu-Puducherry-Karaikal from Thursday to Saturday, with very major rainfall on Friday and isolated weighty rainfall on Sunday. Isolated heavy rainfall is also very likely more than South Coastal Andhra Pradesh and Rayalaseema on Friday and Saturday.

Scattered to quite prevalent mild/ reasonable rainfall is forecast more than the Andaman & Nicobar Islands on Thursday and Friday, and lower appreciably thereafter.

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March 02, 2022