The rain will start over the south of the country for the next 24 hours and will continue to hit the region for the next five days.
The northeast monsoon has started over the coast of Tamil Nadu, Pondicherry and Karaikal and adjacent areas of the southern coast of Andhra Pradesh today, October 29, the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) said in its latest update.
As a result, rain will start over the south of the country for the next 24 hours and will continue to hit the region for the next five days. The Met Department issued a yellow alert over Tamil Nadu for five days from October 29 to November 2.
Under the influence of the northeast monsoon, Tamil Nadu will receive scattered to fairly widespread light to moderate rain, as well as isolated heavy falls, thunderstorms and lightning from October 29 to November 2.
Wet conditions could intensify further early next week, with very heavy rain expected to hit isolated parts of the state Monday through Wednesday (October 31 to November 2), weather.com reported.
IMD Regional Meteorological Center based in Chennai issued an orange alert over Tiruvallur, Kancheepuram and Ranipet districts on Monday and Tuesday. On Tuesday, these neighborhoods will also be joined by Vellore and Tiruppattur.
The Met Office has also issued a yellow alert for Mahe and Kerala, especially for the southern and central districts of Kerala from October 30 to November 2.
The coasts of Andhra Pradesh and Yanam will receive rain from October 31 to November 2, while the southern interior of Karnataka on November 2 and above Rayalaseema on November 1 and 2, according to the report of the IMD.
Under the influence of a new disturbance from the West, light to moderate rainfall in isolated places likely over Jammu, Kashmir, Ladakh, Gilgit, Baltistan and Muzaffarabad.
(Edited by : Asmita pants)