55 views 51 secs 0 Comment

Yellow alert for 11 TN districts for couple of days

Chennai, Jan 31 (BPNS)

The Regional Meteorological Centre (RMC) of the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued a Yellow alert for 11 districts of Tamil Nadu in the next two days.

The rains, according to an RMC statement are due to the depression prevailing over the Southeast Bay of Bengal. Fishermen are directed not to venture into the sea for the next two days as strong winds are likely to blow during the coming days.

P. Senthamarai Kannan, Scientist of RMC while speaking to media persons said,” Due to the weather system prevailing over the Bay of Bengal there will be heavy rains followed by thunderstorms in the next two days in 11 districts of the state.”

Rains are likely in Thanjavur, Tiruvarur,Nagapattinam, Myladuthurai, Cuddalore, Pudukottai, Kanniyakumarai, Tirunelveli, Thoothukudi, Ramanathapuram and Sivaganga.

The RMC also predicted light to moderate rains for coastal districts of Tamil Nadu, Puducherry, and also in some areas of Karaikkal for the next two days.

The weather department has already issued a warning to fishermen to return to the coasts by Tuesday evening due to the depression formed over the sea. A senior official of the RMC said, “The fishermen are advised not to venture into the sea till February 4 due to wind at a speed of 40 to 50 kmph likely to prevail along the Tamil Nadu coast. Gulf of Mannar areas.

Comments are closed.