The Regional Met department has said that the low pressure area over South east Bay of Bengal continues to persist in the same place. It is likely to move nearly westwards and reach west central and adjoining south west Bay of Bengal off South Andhra Pradesh and North Tamilnadu coasts tomorrow.
AIR correspondent reports that due to the depression, a Red alert has been issued to Tiruvallur, Chennai, Kanchipuram,Ranipet as extremely heavy rainfall is expected tomorrow. Heavy to very heavy rainfall are expected to hit Tiruvallur, Chennai and Chengalpattu today and heavy rainfall warning has been given to nine districts including Ranipet and Chengalpattu. Fishermen have been warned not to venture into the seas as rains are likely to continue till 20th morning. The State Minister for health M.Subramaniam said that the Government is fully prepared to tackle the challenges of the monsoon.