The storm was expected to move toward the Lakshadweep archipelago and hit the islands on Saturday.
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Thus, the system will give heavy rains over parts of Tamil Nadu including Chennai as well as Kerala and some parts of Karnataka between December 3 and 7. The IMD recorded an "isolated very heavy rainfall" of 15 cm in Aryankavu in Kollam district. Several districts including Kanyakumari, Thiruvananthapuram, Pathanamthitta and Kollam reported heavy rainfall and falling of trees resulting in disruption to traffic. Four trains were partially cancelled due to cyclonic wind and incessant torrential rain between Nagercoil-Kanyakumari, Nagercoil Thiruvnanthpuram and Nagercoil-Tirunelveli sections. Power lines were also disrupted in many places.
Squally weather has been forecast for towns along the south Kerala coast with winds up to 55 kmph blowing. "Due to this heavy rains are expected in southern districts of Tamil Nadu and Kerala", the IMD said in a statement.
Fishermen along and off Lakshadweep Islands and off South Kerala coasts have been advised not to venture into the sea during next 48 hours while fishermen off South Tamil Nadu coast have been warned against venturing into sea during the next 24 hours.