Lower intensity cyclone could hit the coast of Tamil Nadu-Puducherry on November 25, says IMD | India News
Predicting the possibility of a cyclone, the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) said on Saturday that the area of ’low pressure’ is highly likely to be concentrated in a ‘depression’ over the southwest of the Bay of Bengal during the next 48 hours and it will probably intensify even more during the 48 hours afterwards.
“The system is likely to move west-northwest towards Sri Lanka – south coast of Tamil Nadu and arrive near the coast of Tamil Nadu-Puducherry on November 25,” he said.
“We are observing and monitoring it. As of now, we do not rule out that it is a cyclone. There is the possibility of becoming a cyclone of less intensity. The forecast wind covers 55-65 kmph with gusts of 75 kmph. The cyclonic wind starts at 62 kmph. We will update it on Sunday. It is very likely that it will cross the coast of Tamil Nadu on the morning of November 25, ”said Mrutyunjay Mohapatra, Director General of IMD.
Under the influence of the ‘low pressure’ area, formed on Saturday, rain activity is likely to increase at the southern tip of the Indian peninsula from 23 Nov with fairly widespread to widespread rain / storm activity in Tamil Nadu, Puducherry & Karaikal and Kerala & Mahe from November 24 to 26, and on the southern coast of Andhra Pradesh and Rayalaseema from November 25 to 27.
Referring to the current situation and the forecast for the next four days, the IMD issued a warning to the fishermen, warning them not to enter the maritime zones during November 21 and 25.
Noting the well-marked area of ’low pressure’ on the east side over the southwestern Arabian Sea and its surroundings, IMD said, “It is very likely that it will move west-northwest and concentrate in a ‘depression’ during the next 24 hours. Since the system is far from the Indian coast, it will not cause any adverse weather in the Indian region. ”