Chennai | A new depression over Bay of Bengal, under the influence of Southwest Monsoon, is expected to bring heavy rain to Tamil Nadu beginning tomorrow.
The depression over north east Bay of Bengal and adjoining coastal areas of West Bengal is practically stationary, a senior MET official said here this evening.
According to him, the system would be stationary for some time and may concentrate into a deep depression during the next 24 hours.
He said distant cautionary signal number one was kept hoisted at Chennai, Ennore, Kattupalli, Cuddalore, Puducherry, Nagapattinam,Karaiakal, Pamban, Toothukudi, Kolachel and Rameswaram ports in Tamil Nadu.
Fishermen from Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Karnataka were warned not to venture into sea as strong winds from Southwesterly direction with speeds occasionally reaching 45-55 kmph likely along and off North Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Karnataka and Puducherry Coasts.
A latest weather bulletin here, rain or thundershowers would occur at most places over entire Tamil Nadu, Puducherry and its neighbouring State in the next 24 hours.
Alangudi in Pudukkottai district of Tamil Nadu recorded a maxium of eight centimeter rain during the last 24 hours followed by Tiruvallur District, which registered six centimeter rain during the same period. The downpour, which crippled normal life in the state during last week, brought copious inflows to various reservoirs and lakes in the state that supply drinking water to the people.
Stanley Reservoir in Mettur, the lifeline of delta farmers, had received high inflow during last week, taking water over 90 feet mark against the previous year’s figure of 85 feet.Similarly water levels of other dams also increased during the same period.
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