A second brewing tropical threat and the newly formed cyclonic storm will target parts of India and Sri Lanka with flooding and mudslides, next week. On the other hand, heavy rainfall is likely in isolated areas of south Tamil Nadu and southern Kerala in the next 24 hours.
The India Meteorological Department has issued a warning via bulletin according to which the trough lay centred close to Ratnapura in Sri Lanka and is likely to move west-north-westwards, emerge into the Comorin area and intensify further into a deep depression in the next 24 hours.
Cyclonic Storm Ockhi developed near Sri Lanka will move towards the south of India before it turns northward and moves off the coast of western India into early next week.
Rainfall of 50-100 mm (2-4 inches) will be common with local amounts reaching 200 mm (8 inches) across is expected across Sri Lanka and southern and central Tamil Nadu as well as southern Kerala in India. This includes areas from Puducherry, Madurai and Kochi southward.