Cyclone likely to hit Tamil Nadu on Dec 4: IMD


The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) on Tuesday said that a cyclone is very likely to hit Tamil Nadu on December 4, just a week after Cyclone Nivar.

The IMD has issued a red-colour coded warning for the southern areas of Tamil Nadu and Kerala in view of the brewing storm and said that these areas are expected to receive heavy to very heavy rainfall. (Photo: PTI)

No respite for Tamil Nadu is in the offing, as a week after Cyclone Nivar, another cyclone is likely to hit the state on December 4.

The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) on Tuesday said that a cyclone is very likely to hit Tamil Nadu on December 4.

The deep depression in the Bay of Bengal is likely to intensify further into a cyclonic storm by late Tuesday night, the IMD said.

It is very likely to cross the Sri Lanka coast close to Trincomalee during the evening or night of December 2 as a cyclonic storm with a wind speed of 75-85 kilometres per hour gusting to 95 kmph, the IMD’s Cyclone Warning Division said.

“It is very likely to move nearly westwards thereafter, emerge into Gulf of Mannar and adjoining Comorin area on 3rd December morning. It would then move nearly west-southwestwards and cross south Tamil Nadu coast between Kanyakumari and Pamban around the early morning of 4th December,” it said.

The IMD has issued a red-colour coded warning for the southern areas of Tamil Nadu and Kerala in view of the brewing storm and said that these areas are expected to receive heavy to very heavy rainfall.

Last week a very severe cyclonic storm Nivar had battered the southern state.

While there were no reports of loss of life, about 2.5 lakh people were housed in cyclone shelters in the state as part of safety measures.





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