Following the Met Department’s prediction, collectors of Thiruvarur, Kanyakumari, Tirunelveli and Pudukottai districts declared a school holiday on Thursday.
The Met Department is, however, yet to classify the deep depression into a cyclone, stating that they are keeping a close watch on the system and would alert residents accordingly.
However, the Tamil Nadu State Disaster Management Agency tweeted, issued a warning stating, “The system is very likely to move west-northernwards and intensify further into a cyclonic storm during next 12 hours.”
TNSDMA went on to say, “Under its influence, squally weather with wind speed reaching 45-55 kmph gusting to 65 kmph very likely along and off Kanyakumari, Tirunelveli, Thoothukudi, Ramanathapuram and Pudukottai coasts.”
Noting that the sea condition will be rough to very rough, TNSDMA also advised fishermen in Kanyakumari, Thoothukudi, Ramanathapuram and Pudukottai not to venture into the sea.
Weather blogger, Tamil Nadu Weatherman stated that Chennai would receive spells of rains through out Thursday.
“More and more spells of on and off rains are expected throughout the day and some spells will be heavy at times. But all will happen with breaks. Chennai Meenambakkam has got 60 mm till now, Madhvaram 40 mm, Chennai City 32 mm, Shoillnganallur 31 mm, Katupakkam 30 mm,” stated Tamil Nadu Weatherman.