Chennai, Oct 3 (PTI) Tamil Nadu and Puducherry is likely to receive widespread, moderate rain with some isolated incidents of heavy downpour in the next three days, Deputy Director General of Meteorology S Balachandran said Wednesday.

Fishermen have been advised not to venture into the sea between October 6 and 8 over the South Kerala coast, Lakshadweep area, Comorin area, Southeast Arabian sea and Central Arabian sea, he told reporters here.

“Formation of a low pressure area over southeast Arabian sea on October 5 and its transformation into a cyclonic storm while moving towards northwestward direction on October 6 and 7 is also likely to happen,” he said.

“Till October 5, there would be widespread, moderate rainfall in TN and Pondicherry and heavy rainfall in some isolated places,” he said.

The official said those who are in deep sea have been advised to return to the coast by October 5.

Forecasting a favourable northeast monsoon, the official had earlier said the state is likely receive rainfall 12 per cent higher than the normal.

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