Deep depression over Bay of Bengal weakens: Met Dept.
Chennai (PTI): The deep depression over south west Bay of Bengal, about 750 km south east of Chennai, has 'weakened' into a depression, the meteorological department said on Sunday. "The deep depression over the South West Bay of Bengal on Saturday has weakened into a depression and presently the system is stationary about 550 km of Chennai," a Met department official said here.
It is likely to move in a west-north westerly direction across north Sri Lanka and cross Tamil Nadu coast between Tuticorin-Nagapattinam districts, close to Tondi on Monday morning.
He said rain or thundershowers are likely to occur in many places over south Tamil Nadu especially in Thanjavur, Thiruvarur, Nagapattinam and Pudukottai districts during the next 24 hours starting 0830 hours on Sunday. Isolated rains or thundershowers are likely to occur in Puducherry and Tamil Nadu, he said.
Last week, cyclone Nisha, which crossed the Karaikal coast near Nagapattinam, had battered parts of the state leaving a trail of destruction.
On Saturday, the cabinet sub-committee to monitor flood relief work had asked the officials to be fully geared up to tackle the situation. The committee was told that the toll in the state in last week's rains had gone up to 189. Solatium of Rs one lakh each had been disbursed to 139 families, an official press release said.