Weather forecast: IMD predicts heavy rains and thunderstorms in these states until October 31

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Heavy rains hit parts of the country earlier this month, wreaking havoc in parts of Kerala, Uttarakhand and Jammu and Kashmir. These untimely rains are expected to continue throughout this week in several states in southern India.

The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) said an area of ​​low pressure had formed around the southern part of the Bay of Bengal, which is expected to move towards the coast of Tamil Nadu in the coming days, causing poor weather conditions. previous.

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Moderate to heavy rains, along with a possibility of thunderstorms, will occur in parts of Tamil Nadu and Puducherry for the remainder of the week, through October 31, according to IMD. The agency further added that the low pressure area is likely to move westward in the coming week.

According to regional meteorological departments, rains were recorded in parts of Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Puducherry on October 27. This phenomenon is expected to continue until October 31, with rains expected to hit parts of Andhra Pradesh as well.

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IMD says several areas of Tamil Nadu such as Ramanathapuram, Tirunelveli, Kanyakumari, Thoothukudi, Mayiladuthurai and Nagapattinam districts, as well as coastal areas of Kerala and Andhra Pradesh, will receive isolated rains today, October 28. .

The rains are expected to extend over Karnataka and Pondicherry in the coming days, according to the meteorological agency. Heavy to very heavy rains are expected in coastal areas of Andhra Pradesh such as Yanam district.

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Until last week, heavy rains were recorded in northern Indian states such as Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir, Delhi and Uttar Pradesh. The rains in Uttarakhand have been fatal for more than 70 people, and dozens more are missing.

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