The depression over the Bay of Bengal will intensify into Cyclone Mandus this evening. Due to this, a red alert has been issued for 8 districts including Chennai and Puducherry and Karaikal areas that there will be very heavy rain tomorrow.
The low pressure area over the Bay of Bengal strengthened into a low pressure area yesterday evening. The Meteorological Department has predicted that it will move in a west-northwest direction and turn into a storm this evening. It is to be named Mantus as suggested by the United Arab Emirates.
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The Meteorological Department has predicted that it will reach Southwest Bay of Bengal tomorrow and continue to move west, north-west and reach Tamil Nadu, Puducherry and then south Andhra coast in the next 48 hours.
In Tamil Nadu, Puducherry will receive moderate rain today and it will increase from midnight tonight. Chennai, Thiruvallur, Chengalpattu, Villupuram, Cuddalore, Mayiladuthurai and Nagapattinam districts will experience heavy rain tomorrow. Also, 12 districts namely Ranipet, Kanchipuram, Thiruvannamalai, Kallakurichi, Perambalur, Ariyalur, Trichy, Thanjavur, Tiruvarur, Pudukottai, Sivagangai, Ramanathapuram are likely to receive heavy rain.
Red alert for heavy rain has been issued in 8 districts of Chennai, Thiruvallur, Kanchipuram, Chengalpattu, Villupuram, Cuddalore, Mayiladuthurai, Nagapattinam and Puducherry and Karaikal areas tomorrow.
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