Cyclonic storm ‘Gaja’ to intensify; expected to hit Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu on Wed

According to the India Meteorological Department, the cyclonic storm over the ‘Gaja’ over the Bay of Bengal is expected to intensify into a ‘severe cyclonic storm’ in the next 24 hrs,i.e, till Monday.

“Cyclonic storm ‘Gaja’ likely to intensify further into a ‘Severe Cyclonic Storm’ in 24 hrs. It’s likely to move west-northwestwards during next 36 hrs & west-southwestwards towards north Tamil Nadu -south Andra Pradesh during the subsequent 48 hrs. Moving west-southwestwards it’s likely to weaken,” IMD said on Sunday.

Warning of heavy rainfall at isolated places, including south Tamil Nadu, South Coastal Andhra Pradesh has been issued. These areas are likely to witness heavy rainfall from the evening of November 14.

Meanwhile, the warning has been issued to fishermen engaged in deep sea and are adviced to return to the coast by November 12.

 

 

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