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Vikash Sharma

Bhubaneswar: The India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Tuesday issued a pre-Cyclone watch for South Tamil Nadu and South Kerala coasts as the deep depression over Southwest and adjoining Bay of Bengal is likely to intensify into a cyclonic storm.

“The system is very likely to intensify further into a Cyclonic Storm during next 24 hours. It is very likely to move west-north-westwards and cross Sri Lanka coast between Latitudes 7.5°N and 9.0°N close to Trincomalee during evening/night of December 2,” said IMD.

As per the IMD bulletin, the system is very likely to move nearly westwards thereafter, emerge into Gulf of Mannar & adjoining Comorin area on 03rd December morning and move westwards towards south Tamil Nadu coast.

Under the influence of the above system, heavy to very heavy rainfall is likely to occur at a few places with isolated extremely heavy rainfall over south Tamil Nadu (Kanyakumari, Tirunelveli, Thoothukudi, Tenkasi, Ramanathapuram and Sivagangai) on December 2 and 3.

Isolated to very heavy rainfall likely to occur over south Kerala on December 2 and 4. Heavy rainfall warning has also been issued for south Tamil Nadu and South Kerala on December 1, 4 and 5.

Heavy to very heavy rainfall is also likely to occur at isolated places very likely over Lakshadweep during 3rd and 4th December. Heavy rainfall at isolated places likely over south Coastal Andhra Pradesh during December 2 and December 3, over Rayalaseema on December 3and over Lakshadweep on December 5.

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