The Indian Meteorological Department has issued a weather warning, forecasting that a well-marked low-pressure area has formed over southeast Bay of Bengal. According to the weatherman, the condition of the sea is expected to worsen from December 5 onwards.
According to the weatherman, the low pressure is expected to intensify into a depression over the next 24 hours, and deep depression within the next 48 hours. As the depression is expected to intensify over the coast of north Tamil Nadu and south Andhra Pradesh, the IMD advised fishermen not to venture into deep sea for the next three to four days from December 5 onwards.
Also according to the IMD, heavy rainfall is expected in isolated parts over Tamil Nadu and Puducherry on December 6, and heavy to very heavy rainfall on December 7 and December 8.
Speaking to TNM, Y K Reddy, the head of IMD Hyderabad, said that there won’t be much damage.
“Wind speed will be less than 60km/hour. As of now, we’re expecting it to be depression or deep depression at the maximum. It may not become a cyclone. We’re keeping a watch on it. As of now, the present situation is that it will cross as a deep depression over north Tamil Nadu and south Andhra Pradesh coast,” he said.
Reddy also said that there was no need to worry about a cyclonic storm, as the intensity will be lesser. Wind speeds are expected to be at 50-60 kmph. If it was a cyclonic storm, the expected wind force would be 62-87 kmph, he said.
According to IMD Chennai, light to moderate rain may occur in some areas of the city. Light to moderate rain is also expected in southern parts of Tamil Nadu.
The weatherman also issued a weather warning for isolated rainfall over north Konkan on December 5.
Minimum temperatures were appreciably below normal (-3.1 degrees to -5 degrees) at isolated parts in Andhra Pradesh and above normal (1.6 degrees to 3 degrees) at most places over coastal Karnataka, Rayalaseema, and at isolated places over Kerala.