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 The extreme heavy rainfall warning issued by the Regional meteorological department for south Tamil Nadu has been withdrawn, Deputy Director-General S Balachandran said on October 6.

The Met office on October 4 forecast extreme heavy rainfall till October 7, following the formation of an upper-air circulation over the Southwest Bay of Bengal adjoining Tamil Nadu and Sri Lanka.

Talking to reporters in Chennai, Mr. Balachandran said the extreme heavy rainfall warning announced for the southern parts of the State was withdrawn since the upper-air circulation had “weakened”.

However, he said, places like Coimbatore, Nilgiris, Dindigul, Virudhunagar, Tirunelveli, Kanyakumari might receive “heavy to very heavy rainfall”, instead of extremely heavy rainfall, in the next 24-48 hours.

For Tamil Nadu and Puducherry, Mr. Balachandran said, there might be moderate rainfall in the next 24-48 hours.

The fishermen in the Central and South East Arabian Sea, Lakshadweep and Kanyakumari areas were advised not to venture into the sea from October 6 to 8, he said.

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Met office withdraws extreme heavy rainfall warning

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