Wet weather conditions to continue over Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka until November 9
After a wetter-than-normal October, southern states have started November on a wet note. Rains prevailed over Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka throughout this week, following a low-pressure area near the southern tip of India.
On November 4, the weather conditions prevailed over places like Tirunelveli (65 mm), Kottayam (31 mm), Idukki (28 mm), Cuddalore (22 mm), and Chennai (22 mm).
More fresh rains are in store for South India, especially Kerala, Mahe, Tamil Nadu, Puducherry and Karaikal, for the next five days. These places are likely to witness the brunt of heavy rains and thunderstorms. Meanwhile, similar conditions are expected to grip coastal Andhra Pradesh, Yanam for the next three days and over south interior Karnataka till the weekend.
As per IMD, the rains over the southern peninsula is brought by a cyclonic circulation located over the southwest Bay of Bengal off North Tamil Nadu-south Andhra Pradesh coasts.
Following this episode, another rain-bearing system would take over from Tuesday onwards to bring fresh spells of showers next week. As per The Weather Channel forecast, a cyclonic circulation is forecast to form over the southeast Bay of Bengal and adjoining the Andaman Sea on Monday. The system is likely to move westward and affect south Peninsular India from Tuesday onward.
With the forecasts of such rough conditions, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) has placed a 'yellow watch' over Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, and Karnataka till Tuesday (November 9). This advisory instructs to ‘be updated’ about adverse weather conditions.
With the active wet spell, most of the states in South India have registered ample amounts of rain between October 1 to November 4. Kerala has recorded the highest amount of rain at 673 mm, followed by Puducherry (535 mm), Tamil Nadu (296 mm), Karnataka (205 mm) and Andhra Pradesh (152 mm).