The Met Department says that the depression is set to bring rains together wind speeds going up to 70kmph.

Rains to lash north TN as depression forms over Bay of BengalImage for representation
news Rains Wednesday, September 19, 2018 - 14:31

Even as temperatures across Tamil Nadu have begun to cool down, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) has predicted more rains in northern Tamil Nadu. Speaking to reporters in Chennai on Wednesday, S Balachander, Director of Regional Meteorological Centre (RMC) said that a depression is forming over the Bay of Bengal.

“There is a low pressure situation in the eastern-central part of the Bay of Bengal. Over the next 12 hours, this will turn into a depression. It is likely to become more intense. Due to this, the southern and central parts of the Bay of Bengal will experience strong winds up to 45 kmph this evening,” he said.

Wind speeds are set to intensify up to 65- 70 kmph on Thursday as well.

Fishermen have been asked not to venture into Andaman Islands and southern Bay of Bengal on September 19 and 20.

They have also been asked to keep away from the seas near Andhra and central Bay of Bengal between September 19 and 21.

Northern Tamil Nadu, which includes Chennai, Kancheepuram, Tiruvallur, Cuddalore, Villupuram, Thanjavur, Tiruvarur, Nagapattinam, Pudukottai, Vellore, Tiruvannamali, Krishnagiri, Dharmapuri, Salem, Namakkal, Nilgiris, Tiruppur, Coimbatore, Erode, Karur, Tiruchirapalli, Ariyalur and Perambalur- is set to experience moderate rainfall.

Chennai and its suburbs will experience sporadic, moderate rains.

The Met Director also said that while Sriperumbudur, Chembarambakkam, Puducherry had recorded 4 cm of rain as of Wednesday morning Vannur, Marakkanam, Senji, Madurantakam, Poondi, Dindivanam, Poonamallee, Sholavaram, Thiruvallur had recorded 3 cm of rainfall.

A bulletin from the Met Department on Wednesday also said that the sea conditions over south, central and north Bay of Bengal and Andaman sea would likely be rough to very rough.