Chennai: Heavy rain continued to lash parts of Tamil Nadu and Puducherry as the low pressure still persisted over Bay of Bengal with weathermen predicting more downpours in the region on Thursday.
"Yesterday`s low pressure area now lies as a well marked low pressure area over west central Bay off Andhra coast. Under its influence rain would occur at many places especially coastal areas of Tamil Nadu and Puducherry during the next 24 hours," MeT officials said here.
Fishermen were warned not the venture into the sea as the strong offshore winds from northwesterly to westerly direction with speed occasionally reaching 45-55 kmph is likely along Tamil Nadu and Puducherry coast.
The sky conditions in Chennai may be generally cloudy. One or two spells of rain or thundershowers would occur in some areas. Surface winds would be strong and gusty at times, the officials said.