Depression to pass over coast between Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh: IMD

Depression to pass over coast between Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh: IMD

Team Ambitiousbaba and AB are here with a Current Affairs Special Series. In this series, candidates will be introduced to current affairs topics daily, which will not only improve their general awareness but also will ensure that the candidates do not lack in any current affairs topic. Today’s Current Affairs topic is “Depression to pass over coast between Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh: IMD ”

The depression over Bay of Bengal might be pass over the coast between north Tamil Nadu and south Andhra Pradesh this evening (i.e.11 November) and the city would witness “strong” winds up to 45 km. S Balachandran, Deputy Director General of Meteorology said that many districts in northern Tamil Nadu including Chennai, Kancheepuram and Villpuram are probably to experience heavy to very heavy rainfall and even acute showers might be received in the city and its suburbs all through the night.

The India Meteorological Department said in its bulletin that the depression over southwest Bay of Bengal affected west-northwestwards with a speed of 21 kmph during past six hours and set centered at 5.30 AM on Thursday over southwest Bay of Bengal with 170 km east-southeast of Chennai and 170 km east of Puducherry.

It is assumed that it might to go forward and move west-northwestwards and cross north Tamil Nadu & adjoining south Andhra Pradesh coasts around Chennai by the evening of today. Chennai would experience “strong surface winds” ranging around 40-45km. Local authorities alerted people to not going out unnecessarily.

Summary: Tamil Nadu on Rain Red alert and Chennai cautions local residents to avoid clematis in heavy rain which is assumed to be around 150-200 mm.

Question & Answer:

Q1. Where is headquarter of Indian Meteorology Department located?

Ans. New Delhi (Mausam Bhavan, Lodhi road)

Q2. Who is the director general of IMD?

Ans. Dr. Mrutyunjay Mohapatra

Q3. In which year Indian Meteorology Department was formed?

Ans. 1875

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