Well-marked low pressure moves to Karnataka, Kerala: MeT dept

Chennai: A day after it weakened into a well-marked low pressure, Cyclone Vardah has further moved and is now lying over South-East Arabian Sea and adjoining coastal Karnataka and Kerala, the Regional Meteorological Centre said.

"Cyclone Vardah, which made the landfall on Monday, had weakened into a well-marked low-pressure yesterday. It is now lying over Southeast Arabian sea and adjoining coastal Karnataka and Kerala," Regional Meteorological Centre Director S Balachandran told reporters here today.

The severe cyclonic storm, the most intense to have hit the Tamil Nadu capital in two decades, left 18 persons dead and snapped communication lines disrupting normal life.

On the amount of rainfall received across Tamil Nadu in the last 24 hours, Balachandran said Athoor recorded a maximum of six cm while Panchapatti in Karur district recorded one cm.

On the forecast for the next 24 to 48 hours, he said light showers may occur in one or two places across Tamil Nadu and Puducherry.

For Chennai and neighbourhood, the sky condition is likely to be cloudy during the next 24-48 hours, he added. 

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