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Heavy Rainfall Likely in Many States Today; Yellow Alert Issued

Heavy rainfall is expected over Andaman and Nicobar Islands on November 17 and 18 while coastal Tamil Nadu, Puducherry, and Karaikal will receive rain on November 20.

Shivam Dwivedi
Yellow alert for Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Puducherry, and Andhra Pradesh
Yellow alert for Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Puducherry, and Andhra Pradesh

According to the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD), a low-pressure area will form over the Southeast Bay of Bengal and the adjoining Andaman Sea over the next 24 hours. Rainfall will be light over South Peninsular India for the next four days, then increase.

The weather agency also issued a yellow alert for Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Puducherry, and Andhra Pradesh in the southern states. Heavy to hefty rain fell in isolated areas across Tamil Nadu, and heavy rain fell in isolated areas. The Nicobar Islands Prediction of Rainfall - On November 16 and 17, widespread heavy rainfall is expected in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands.

Squally weather (wind speed 40-45 kmph gusting to 55 kmph) is expected to prevail over the Southeast Bay of Bengal and adjoining Andaman Sea and Andaman and Nicobar Islands on November 16 and 17. 

Similar conditions are expected to prevail over the Southwest and adjoining Southeast Bay of Bengal on November 18. On November 19 and 20, the southwest adjoining West Central Bay of Bengal and the Sri Lanka coast. Squally weather will prevail along and off the coasts of south Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, and Puducherry on November 19, 20, and 21.

Fishermen are advised not to venture into the Southeast Bay of Bengal and the adjoining Andaman Sea on November 16 and 17 and over the Southwest and adjoining Southeast Bay of Bengal on November 18, the Southwest and adjoining West Central Bay of Bengal and the Sri Lanka coast on November 19 and 20, and along and off the south Andhra Pradesh-Tamil Nadu-Puducherry coasts on November 19, 20, and 21.

According to the weather service, a Western Disturbance as a trough in mid-tropospheric westerlies runs along Long.60°E to the north of Lat. 30°N -Due to the western disturbance, light to moderate rainfall or snowfall is very likely over Jammu, Kashmir, Ladakh, Gilgit Baltistan, and Muzaffarabad between November 18 and 20, and over Himachal Pradesh on November 19. The weather service also stated that minimum temperatures would likely fall by 2-3°C over most of northwest India and Madhya Pradesh over the next 24 hours, with no significant change after that.

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