Published On: Sat, Apr 27th, 2019

Cyclone Fani approaching Tamil Nadu

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Indian Meteorological Department’s Saturday morning bulletin reveals deep depression over the Indian Ocean will intensify into a cyclonic storm in next six hours and the weather system is to be named as Fani.

The depression is around 850 kilometers off Trincomalee of Sri Lanka, 1,180 kilometers southeeast Chennai and 1,460 kilometers off Machilipatnam of Andhra Pradesh in India.

The bulletin reads, “It is very likely to intensify into a Cyclonic storm during the next six hours and further into a Severe Cyclonic Storm during the subsequent 24 hours.”

The department added that light to moderate rains can be experienced in coming few days in northern parts of Tamil Nadu in India.

In the last six hours the storm has traveled at the speet of 18 kilometers per hour. By Saturday evening the wind speed will be intensified into a cyclonic storm and by Sunday morning into a severe storm before moving further in the northwest direction.

Fishermen in Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh have been advised to stop venturing into southeast Bay of Bengal until further update from the department.

The Met department added that the sea would be very rough and very high from Saturday in Puducherry, Tamil Nadu and south Andhra Pradesh.

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The rescue resources including SDRF and NDRF are put on standby.

However, independent sources suggest the cyclone may change direction.

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