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IMD issues red alert for Chennai, adjoining districts as Tamil Nadu prepares for extremely heavy rains today

Chennai, November 18

The India Meteorological Department (IMD), issuing a ‘red alert’, has said that Chennai, Tiruvallur, Kancheepuram, Chengalpattu, and Ranipet are expected to receive extremely heavy rainfall due to the low pressure around the coast today (November 18).

Weathermen said that rains could lash isolated areas in Chennai and adjoining districts and 20mm rainfall is expected on Wednesday and Thursday.

The low-pressure area with associated cyclonic circulation is over the Bay of Bengal and could reach the South Andhra Pradesh and North Tamil Nadu coast by November 18 (today).

Dr S Balachandran, Deputy Director-General of IMD-Chennai, told ANI, “Chennai, Tiruvallur, Kancheepuram, and Ranipet are expected to receive extremely heavy rainfall as the low-pressure around the coast on Thursday. Ramanathapuram and Thoothukudi districts may receive heavy to very heavy rainfall.”