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Cyclone of lower intensity may hit Tamil Nadu-Puducherry coast on Nov 25, says IMD | India News – Times of India

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NEW DELHI: A low pressure area, formed over equatorial Indian ocean and adjoining central parts of south Bay of Bengal on Saturday, may hit Tamil Nadu-Puducherry coast as a cyclone of lower intensity on November 25.
Predicting the possibility of cyclone, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Saturday said the ‘low pressure’ area was very likely to concentrate into a ‘depression’ over southwest Bay of Bengal during the next 48 hours and was likely to intensify further during the subsequent 48 hours.

Cyclone of lower intensity may hit Tamil Nadu-Puducherry coast on Nov 25, says IMD | India News - Times of India

“The system is likely to move west-northwestwards towards Sri Lanka – south Tamil Nadu coast and reach near Tamil Nadu-Puducherry coast on November 25,” it said.
“We are watching and monitoring it. As of now, we are not ruling it out to be a cyclone. There is a possibility of becoming a cyclone of lower intensity. The predicted wind covers 55-65 kmph gusting to 75 kmph. Cyclone wind starts with 62 kmph. We’ll update it on Sunday. It is very likely to cross Tamil Nadu coast on November 25 morning,” said Mrutyunjay Mohapatra, director general, IMD.
Under the influence of the ‘low pressure’ area, formed on Saturday, the rainfall activity is likely to increase over extreme south peninsular India from November 23 onwards with fairly widespread to widespread rainfall/thunderstorm activity over Tamil Nadu, Puducherry & Karaikal and Kerala & Mahe during November 24-26, and over south coastal Andhra Pradesh and Rayalaseema during November 25-27.
Referring to the current situation and prediction over the next four days, the IMD issued a warning for fishermen, advising them not to venture into the sea areas during November 21-25.
Noting the well-marked ‘low pressure’ area on eastern side over southwest Arabian Sea and neighbourhood, the IMD said, “It is very likely to move west-northwestwards and concentrate into a ‘depression’ during next 24 hours. Since the system is away from the Indian coast, it will not cause any adverse weather over Indian region.”



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