The Tamil Nadu government has issued a red alert for all districts in the state for October 7 in view of the heavy rainfall forecast by the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD). “We have passed circulars to the district administration to take necessary precautionary measures to avert mishaps. We urge people not to go to vulnerable places,” K Satyagopal, commissioner (revenue administration), said on Thursday.
A low-pressure area is likely to form over the Southeast Arabian sea on Friday and could intensify into a cyclonic storm, the regional weather office said Thursday and warned fishermen against venturing into the sea. Chennai and its suburbs will experience intermittent rainfall.