Widespread light to moderate rainfall is expected over some of the southern states during the next 5 days, India Meteorological Department (IMD) said on Wednesday. These regions have been receiving incessant rains since the beginning of November.  

Meanwhile, the temperatures are likely to drop a few notches in the next few days in the eastern part of the country 

These areas are likely to receive rainfall:

  • Light to moderate scattered/fairly widespread rainfall very likely over Coastal Andhra Pradesh & Yanam, Rayalaseema, South Interior Karnataka, Kerala and Mahe and Tamilnadu, Puducherry and Karaikal during next 5 days, the weather agency said. 
  • Squally wind (speed reaching 40-50 kmph gusting to 60 kmph) likely over Southwest Bay of Bengal, Gulf of Mannar along & off south Tamilnadu coast on 24th & 25th November, 2021, it said. 
  • Fishermen are advised not venture into these areas, it added.

IMD also said, gradual fall in minimum temperatures by 2-4°C very likely over many parts of East India during next 2 days and gradual rise by 2-3°C over most parts of Northwest India during next 5 days.

Earlier, IMD issued orange alert for Tamil Nadu on November 25 and 26

Earlier this week, IMD had issued an orange alert for Tamil Nadu for November 25 and 26. 

“A cyclonic circulation lies over Southeast Bay of Bengal and neighbourhood in lower tropospheric levels. It is very likely to move west-northwestwards towards Tamil Nadu coast during next 4-5 days,” said IMD in an official statement.

The weather forecasting agency further informed that a trough runs from the cyclonic circulation Southeast Bay of Bengal and neighbourhood to the Tamil Nadu coast in lower tropospheric levels.

Heavy rains lashes Bengaluru

After heavy rains, the Yelahanka Lake in Bengaluru overflowed and water flooded into Kendriya Vihar and surrounding areas.

Meanwhile, the rains have caused extensive damage to Bengaluru Urban, Bengaluru Rural, Tumakuru, Kolar, Chikkaballapur, Ramanagar, Hassan districts.

On Tuesday, Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai visited and inspected the flood-affected areas in Bengaluru.

Earlier, the Chief Minister had announced that a sum of 5 lakh would be paid as compensation for completely damaged houses and 3 lakh for partially damaged houses in three instalments.

(With inputs from agencies)

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