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IMD predicts rains, thunderstorms in Chennai, adjacent areas in the next 48 hours

Chennai, Oct 13 (BPNS)

The Meteorological Centre has predicted light rains and thunderstorms in the next 48 hours. The IMD predicted that winds from opposing directions converging close to the coast.

The weathermen have predicted that the sky around Chennai and suburbs would remain cloudy even though the North-East monsoon has not touched the state of Tamil Nadu.

In the next four days also rains are expected throughout the state due to cyclonic circulation over the Arabian sea and a Weather system that is likely to form over the Bay. Maximum temperature in Chennai city would be around 34 degrees Celsius and minimum temperature would be 26 degrees Celsius.

Weathermen have also forecast moderate to heavy rains with thunderstorms across many places in North Tamil Nadu and in isolated places over South Tamil Nadu till October 16. Thunderstorms with heavy rains are also predicted in several districts of the state in the days to come.

The district administrations of Coimbatore, Erode, Salem, Nilgiris have geared up for precautionary measures due to the prediction of heavy rains in the days to come. With the Poondy reservoir having almost touched the maximum water level, Tiruvallur district administration has also given an alert to the people regarding the rising water levels. The flow of water in Bhavani river is also high after Piloor reservoir was opened and district administration of Coimbatore has already issued a flood alert.