Less than a week after Cyclone Nivar made its impact on southern India, another storm is estimated to hit the states of Tamil Nadu and Kerala, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said on Monday. Southern peninsular India is now bracing for another potential cyclone.
The weather department has issued a red-alert for the southern areas of Tamil Nadu and Kerala in the wake of the brewing storm and said that these areas are expected to witness heavy to very heavy rainfall.
According to the India Meteorological Department (IMD), a well-marked low pressure area over the Bay of Bengal is very likely to concentrate into a depression and bring moderate to heavy and extremely heavy rains over Tamil Nadu, Puducherry, Kerala and Andhra Pradesh for next four days.
The low pressure area over south Andaman sea and attached areas of southeast Bay of Bengal has structured into a well-marked low pressure area, the Regional Meteorological Centre informed.
The second cyclone will cross the Sri Lanka coast on Tuesday while heavy rain will make its impact on Tamil Nadu and Kerala, it said. The depression over Southeast Bay of Bengal lay about 680 km east-southeast of Trincomalee (Sri Lanka) and 1,090 km east of Kanniyakumari (India) on Monday.
Cyclone Nivar, made landfall on November 26, brought heavy rainfall and flooded many areas of Tamil Nadu and Puducherry but did not led any huge damage to life or property.