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South India Braces for Widespread Rain as Weather Systems Combine

January 4, 2024 5:06 PM |

Get ready for a drenching weekend and beyond in South India as a low-pressure area over the southeast Arabian Sea and a cyclonic circulation over the southwest Bay of Bengal join forces to enhance rainfall over the peninsula. This one-two punch of weather systems promises some much-needed showers, with the intensity concentrated over Lakshadweep, Kerala, and coastal Karnataka on January 4th and 5th.

Residents of these regions can expect intense rainfall activities, while Tamil Nadu, Rayalaseema, and interior Karnataka will likely see light to moderate showers during this period. The rain party won't stop there – starting January 6th or 7th, expect intensified rainfall over Tamil Nadu's south coast, Andhra Pradesh, and parts of Kerala. Even Telangana might get a taste of the wet weather with scattered light rain on January 7th and 8th. However, relief is in sight, as the rain is expected to subside across the South Peninsula by January 9th.

This spell could be one of the most intense and widespread in recent times for South India. While widespread heavy downpours are not anticipated, isolated pockets in Tamil Nadu, Kerala, and coastal Karnataka might experience one or two intense bursts of rain. Stay updated on weather warnings and advisories in your area, especially if you live in these vulnerable regions.

It's important to remember that even while widespread flooding isn't anticipated, heavy rains in concentrated areas can still lead to localized flooding and disruption. Remain vigilant, especially near overflowing water bodies and avoid venturing into flooded areas. Take necessary precautions for your safety and property.

The upcoming rain brings not only respite from the dry season but also replenishes water resources and boosts agricultural activity. Let's hope this wet spell proves beneficial for the entire South Indian region.

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