Due to well-marked low stress over southwest Bay of Bengal, a cyclonic storm is predicted on the Tamil Nadu-Puducherry coast within the subsequent 24 hours, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) knowledgeable on Monday.
“The well-marked low pressure over southwest Bay of Bengal is very likely to intensify further into a cyclonic storm during next 24 hours and move towards Tamil Nadu-Puducherry coast. It’s likely to cross between Karaikal & Mamallapuram by November 25 afternoon,” mentioned S Balachandran, IMD Chennai.
On Sunday, the IMD had mentioned the “very severe” cyclonic storm “GATI” over the southwest Arabian Sea has moved westwards.
“Very severe cyclonic storm ” GATI ” over the southwest Arabian Sea moved westwards and lay centred over the southwest Arabian Sea near Latitude 10.4deg N and Longitude 51.5degE, about 40 km east of Somalia coast & 90 km south-southeast of Ras Binnah (Somalia) at 1730 hrs IST today, “IMD had tweeted.
“The well-marked low-pressure area over southwest and adjoining southeast Bay of Bengal persists. It is very likely to concentrate into a depression over Southwest Bay of Bengal during the next 12 hours and intensify further into a cyclonic storm during subsequent 24 hours,” IMD added.
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