Massive cyclone likely to hit Tamil Nadu, state on high alert

The Meteorological Department has issued a cyclone alert in the Tamil Nadu State. There is a heavy rainfall in several parts of the State since yesterday. According to the reports, the current environmental conditions and the Numerical Weather Reports (NWR) models says that there could be heavy rainfall in coming days and likely to be worst case also. The entire state has put on high alert.

Massive cyclone likely to hit Tamil Nadu, state on high alert

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Cyclone to hit Bay of Bengal it may impact on Tamil Nadu State

According to the reports, a massive cyclone is likely to hit Bay of Bengal and it may show the impact on Tamil Nadu state also. Today most of the schools and colleges in Chennai have been declared a holiday due to this heavy rainfall in the coastal districts of the State.

“Depression is 300km south-east from Puducherry coast; likely to move north-west,” ANI quoted SR Ramanan (Director, Regional Meteorological Centre, Chennai) as saying. He further said, “Next 12 hours we expect it to become deep depression which may possibly result in a cyclone storm later.”

Highest rainfall has received in the State

Fishermen in Tamil Nadu have been advised not to venture out to sea in the next 24 to 48 hours “as the sea will be rough to very rough,” the official said.

Quilandy which is in Kozhikode district had received a highest rainfall during the last 24 hours recording 13cms. Papanasanam which is in Tirunelveli district in Tamil Nadu State and Karkala in Udipi district of Karnataka have been recorded as 5 cms. There will be thundershowers in several parts of southern states.

“For Chennai city and its neighborhood, sky conditions were expected to be cloudy. Rain or thundershowers may occur over the next 24-48 hours,” a Met office bulletin had said.