Cyclone in the Making May Spare State

The city witnessed a sudden spell on Tuesday just before noon, bringing down the maximum temperature to 33 degree Celsius.

Published: 08th October 2014 06:05 AM  |   Last Updated: 08th October 2014 01:54 PM   |  A+A-


CHENNAI: The city witnessed a sudden spell on Tuesday just before noon, bringing down the maximum temperature to 33 degree Celsius both in Nungambakkam and Meenambakkam weather stations. The temperatures are expected to remain in the same level in the coming days.

In the next 24 to 72 hours, one can expect Chennai to receive heavy to light thunder showers with isolated to heavy rain over the regions of Coastal Tamil Nadu and Puducherry, said S R Ramanan, Director, Area Cyclone Warning Centre, Regional Meteorological Centre, Chennai.

Meanwhile, fishermen have been advised not to venture into the sea along and off Andaman and Nicobar Islands on Wednesday, as a depression forming over the North Andaman Sea is expected to develop into a cyclone.

However, weather experts point out that Tamil Nadu will escape the onslaught. The Meteorological Department has put the State out of danger, not even giving a heavy rain warning.

The Meteorological Department has forecast that the depression could escalate into a deep depression and cross Andaman and Nicobar Islands by Wednesday forenoon.

This could further escalate into a cyclonic storm moving towards North Andhra Pradesh and Orissa coasts by Thursday.

In Tamil Nadu, rains have been predicted in all districts except for Kanyakumari, Karur, Madurai, Sivaganga, Thanjavur, Theni and Tirunelveli on Wednesday. Heavy rains have been forecast only for Nilgirs district.


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