Cyclone Gaja to intensify in next 24 hours in north Tamil Nadu, south Andhra Pradesh, warns regional weather office

The cyclone, christened Gaja, reaching 80-90 kms per hour was likely over Tamil Nadu, Puducherry and Andhra Pradesh.

Press Trust of India November 11, 2018 21:08:27 IST
Cyclone Gaja to intensify in next 24 hours in north Tamil Nadu, south Andhra Pradesh, warns regional weather office

Chennai: A deep depression in the Bay of Bengal has intensified into a cyclonic storm and is likely to cross the north Tamil Nadu and south Andhra Pradesh coast between Cuddalore and Sriharikota on 15 November, regional weather office said Sunday.

Cyclone Gaja to intensify in next 24 hours in north Tamil Nadu south Andhra Pradesh warns regional weather office

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The cyclone, christened 'Gaja', which lay around 860 kms northeast of Chennai and moving at a speed of 12 kmph is likely to intensify into a 'severe cyclonic storm' within the next 24 hours, a bulletin issued at 4 pm said.

Gaja reaching 80-90 kms per hour was likely over Tamil Nadu, Puducherry and Andhra Pradesh.

Speaking to reporters, Area Cyclone Warning Centre Director S Balachandran said coastal areas of north Tamil Nadu would experience moderate rainfall and heavy rainfall in isolated places from the night of 14 November.

"On November 15, many places will receive moderate rainfall and isolated places will get heavy rainfall." Fishermen have been advised not to venture into the sea
from 12 November and those already in deep sea have been asked to return.

The Indian meteorological department (IMD) however said the storm is likely to weaken gradually while crossing towards north Tamil Nadu and south Andhra Pradesh coasts as a 'cyclonic storm' during forenoon of 15 November.

Listing out measures taken to face the cyclone, Revenue Administration Commissioner K Satyagopal told reporters in Tirunelveli that medical teams were on stand by
in all districts.

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