Chennai and other parts of North Tamil Nadu may have to get ready for another downpour this weekend as another weather system is brewing over the Bay of Bengal. A low pressure area lying over southeast Arabian Sea and adjoining Lakshadweep area brought heavy overnight showers on Thursday. S. R. Ramanan, director, Area Cyclone Warning Centre, said: “The trough of low pressure that persists over south Andaman sea is likely to intensify into a low pressure area and move towards southeast Bay of Bengal by Saturday. We are monitoring the possibility of the system further intensifying into a depression.”
The Meteorological Department predicts that parts of north Tamil Nadu will get scattered rainfall and it would be more widespread in the southern parts of the State.
Wet weekend likely
While only a few areas may get rain or thundershowers on Friday, Chennai will begin to experience moderate to rather heavy rainfall over the weekend.
Predictions by some of the bloggers are in close tandem with forecasts and bulletins issued by IMD. Both say the pleasant spell will continue with a dip in temperature. According to officials, the upper air cyclonic circulation over Lakshadweep area adjoining Kerala coast extending up to 5.8 km above mean sea level persists.
There is also upper air cyclonic circulation over the south Andaman sea and adjoining southeast Bay of Bengal extending up to 1.5 km above the mean sea level.
Nungambakkam recorded 4.0 mm of rainfall and Meenambakkam, 1 cm.
Source – TOI, The Hindu