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More rains likely in Chennai

The storm in Bay of Bengal lay 650 km east southeast of the city this morning.

india Updated: Dec 08, 2005 12:14 IST

The cyclonic storm in the Bay of Bengal lay 650 km east southeast of Chennai on Thursday morning as a result of which rains were likely from Friday, the weather office said.

The storm was now moving in a westerly direction, the office said.

On Wednesday the cyclonic storm was 800 km East-Southeast of Chennai, but overnight it covered 250 km and now lay east southeast of the metropolis, they said.

Due to this, the rains, which were expected to commence over coastal areas of Tamil Nadu and Pondicherry from Thursday night, were now likely to hit these areas from Friday, they said.

First Published: Dec 08, 2005 11:27 IST