Chennai, Nov 22: Heavy rains battered Chennai city, suburbs and Northern districts, as the well marked low pressure area over southwest Bay of Bengal and adjoining coastal Tamilnadu persists and was expected to bring more rainfall during the next two days.
Met office sources said the low pressure area on Thursday morning lay centred over southwest Bay of Bengal and adjoining Tamilnadu with associated cyclonic circulation extending up to 5.8 km above mean sea level. The trough from this Cyclonic circulation to Maldives area across interior Tamilnadu and Kerala also persists.
Under the influence of the well marked low pressure, fairly widespread to widespread rainfall with isolated heavy to very heavy falls would occur over Tamilnadu and Pudducherry and isolated heavy falls over south coastal Andhra Pradesh, Kerala and southern parts of Rayalaseema and South Interior Karnataka during next 24 hours.
Moderate rain or thundershower was also likely to occur at most places over North Tamil Nadu and Puducherry and light to moderate rain or thundershowers were likely at a few places over South Tamil Nadu.
Heavy to very heavy rain is likely to occur at isolated places over North Tamil Nadu and Puducherry during the next 48 hrs.(UNI)