IMD predicts heavy rains in these states in next 4 days; Red and Orange alerts issued

IMD predicts heavy rains in these states in next 4 days; Red and Orange alerts issued

CHENNAI: Just days after being within the firing line of Cyclone Nivar, which landed over Tamil Nadu as a really extreme cyclonic storm on November 26, southern peninsular India is now bracing for one more potential cyclone within the coming week.

According to the India Meteorological Department (IMD), a nicely marked low stress space over the Bay of Bengal may be very more likely to focus right into a despair on Monday and convey average to heavy and very heavy rainfall over Tamil Nadu, Puducherry, Kerala and coastal Andhra Pradesh over the following 4 days.

Confirming the identical, Tamil Nadu Fisheries Minister D Jayakumar stated that steps have been taken by the federal government for the protected return of 200 plus Tamil Nadu boats -engaged in deep sea fishing- with the assistance of Coast Guard, who’ve additionally been supplied with the placement of the vessels. “Of the total 218 boats, eight have returned safely,” he was quoted as saying by PTI. 

Authorities in Kerala, Karnataka, Goa and Lakshadweep have been requested to permit Tamil Nadu boats of their fishing harbours and to render them help, the minister stated.

The low stress space on Saturday over south Andaman sea and adjoining areas of southeast Bay of Bengal has organised right into a nicely marked low stress space, the Regional Meteorological Centre right here stated.

An up to date RMC bulletin stated the nicely marked low stress space “is very likely to concentrate into a depression during next 24 hours and likely to intensify further thereafter. It is likely to move westnorthwestwards and reach near south Tamil Nadu coast around December 2.”

Under the affect of the system, mild to average rainfall or thundershower is probably going over Tamil Nadu, Puducherry and Karaikal ranging from Sunday and it may proceed upto December three within the state and until December 1 within the areas falling underneath the union territory.

The showers, in such areas, beginning with remoted locations, may lengthen to many areas after which unfold to most locations in the course of the subsequent 4 days, the bulletin stated.

Heavy to very heavy rainfall in Tamil Nadu districts:

On December 1, heavy to very heavy rain is more likely to happen at remoted locations over Tirunelveli, Tuticorin and Kanyakumari districts.
The subsequent day, southern districts together with Tirunelvei and Ramanathapuram may expertise extraordinarily heavy showers and the next day, heavy rainfall is probably going over the identical areas.

The IMD tweeted, “Scattered to widespread rainfall activity very likely over Tamil Nadu, Puducherry & Karaikal, Kerala & Mahe, Lakshadweep, south coastal Andhra Pradesh and south Rayalaseema during 01st-03rd December, 2020.”

Also, the division stated, “Isolated heavy to very heavy rainfall with moderate thunderstorm & lightning very likely over Tamil Nadu, Puducherry & Karaikal during December 1-3 and isolated extremely rainfall likely over south Tamil Nadu and south Kerala on 02nd December 2020.”

Red alert issued for Idukki, Orange for Thiruvananthapuram and Kollam; fishermen stopping from venturing into sea

In Kerala, a purple alert has been sounded for Idukki district on Wednesday and fishermen restrained from placing out to sea from the midnight of November 30.

An Orange alert has been issued for Thiruvananthapuram, Kollam and Pathanamthitta districts on December 2 anda yellow alert for Alappuzha, Kottayam and Ernakulam districts on the identical day.

Red alert signifies heavy to very heavy rainfall of over 20 cm in 24 hours,an Orange alert (6 cm to 20 cm) and yellow alert (6-11 cm).
Jayakumar stated a digital assembly of fisheries officers of south Tamil Nadu was held and so they have been additionally suggested to contact the fishermen concerned in deep sea fishing by way of means like satellite tv for pc telephones to coordinate their protected return to nearest areas.

Control Room numbers:

Control rooms at Kanyakumari and Tuticorin districts (04651-226235 and 04612320458 respectively) and on the headquarters right here (044-29530392) are useful 24×7, the Minister stated in an announcement.

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