Chennai (Tamil Nadu) [India], May 15 (ANI): India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Sunday predicted thunderstorms with Light to moderate rain in parts of Tamil Nadu and Karaikal.
The IMD Chennai said that thunderstorm with moderate rain is likely to occur at isolated places over Madurai, Erode, Tiruppur, Vellore, Tiruvannamalai, Kancheepuram, Villupuram, Tiruvallur, Karur, Perambalur, Ariyalur, Cuddalore, Pudukottai, Salem, Kallakurichi, Tiruchirapalli and Dindugal districts of Tamilnadu and Karaikal area within next one to three hours.
Earlier in the day, IMD has issued a warning of heavy rain in Kerala for the next five days due to strong westerly winds in the Arabian Sea.
Orange alert has been issued by IMD in six districts of Kerala on May 15.
In the wake of rain prediction, the state has made necessary arrangements in all districts. The Chief Secretary has called the meeting of all concerned departments yesterday evening and directed district collectors to intensify the preparations. (ANI)