Cyclone Ockhi: Heavy rain likely to occur at isolated places over Tamil Nadu and Puducherry over the weekend

Sea conditions would be phenomenal over and around north Lakshadweep Islands during next 24 hours and very high during subsequent 24 hours.

Published: 02nd December 2017 06:20 PM  |   Last Updated: 04th December 2017 12:47 PM   |  A+A-

Fishermen along & off Lakshadweep Islands are advised not to venture into the sea during next 48 hours. | K Shijith

By PTI

Heavy to very heavy rain is likely to occur at isolated places over Tamil Nadu and Puducherry. As per the weather bulletin released on Saturday, here are the following updates:

Wind warning: Gale winds speed reaching 100-110 kmph gusting to 120 kmph very likely over & around north Lakshadweep Islands during next 24 hours and gradual decrease thereafter. Gale winds speed reaching 70-80 kmph gusting to 90 kmph very likely south Lakshadweep Islands during next 12 hours and gradual decrease thereafter.

Squally wind speed reaching 45-55 kmph gusting to 65 kmph very likely along & off Kerala coast during next 24 hours and along & off Karnataka coast during next 48 hours.

Sea condition: Sea conditions would be phenomenal over and around north Lakshadweep Islands during next 24 hours and very high during subsequent 24 hours. It is very likely to be high to very high over and around south Lakshadweep Islands during next 12 hours and very rough to high during subsequent 24 hrs. Sea conditions would be rough to very rough along & off Kerala coast during next 24 hours and along & off Karnataka coast during next 48 hours.

Storm surge: Storm surge of about 1 meter above astronomical tides very likely to inundate low lying areas of north Lakshadweep Islands during next 24 hrs and storm surge of about 0.5 metre above astronomical tides very likely to inundate low lying areas of south Lakshadweep Islands during next 12 hrs.

Damage Expected over North Lakshadweep Islands during next 24 hours: Damage to power and communication lines due to breaking of tree branches and uprooting of large avenue trees.

Major damage to thatched houses/huts: Major damage to kutcha houses, some damage to pucca roads and flooding of escape routes. Damage to banana & Papaya trees and standing crops.

Damage Expected over South Lakshadweep Islands during next 12 hours: Minor damage to power and communication lines due to breaking of tree branches. Major damage to thatched houses/huts. Major damage to kutcha houses, minor damage to pucca roads. Some damage to banana & Papaya trees, orchards and standing crops.

Action suggested:  Fishermen along & off Lakshadweep Islands are advised not to venture into the sea during next 48 hours. Fishermen are advised not to venture into the sea along & off Kerala coast during next 24 hrs and along and off Karnataka coast during next 48 hrs.

The sky condition is likely to be generally cloudy. One or two spells of light to moderate rain is more likely to occur in some areas.

Maximum and minimum temperature is likely to be around 31 and 25 deg Celsius respectively.

For the next 48 hours: The sky condition is likely to be generally cloudy. Rain or thundershower is likely to occur in some areas. Maximum and minimum temperature is likely to be around 31 and 26 deg Celsius respectively.

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