In a ‘special weather warning’ to fisherman, fisherfolk have been asked not to venture into certain areas between November 10 and 13.

Cyclone likely to hit Tamil Nadu on November 14
news Weather Saturday, November 10, 2018 - 16:12

The northern parts of Tamil Nadu may experience a cyclone beginning on the evening of November 14, the Regional Meteorological Centre, Chennai has said.

In a press conference on Saturday, N Puviarasan, director of the Agromet Advisory Service Unit at the RMC said that the low pressure area over the Andamans is likely to intensify into a cyclone with wind speeds up to 85 kilometres per hour.

“The low pressure area over the Andaman Sea has intensified into a depression. It has formed over south east Andamans and northern part of the Andaman Sea. It is likely to intensify as a cyclone, move west-north west towards northern Tamil Nadu and southern Andhra Pradesh on the night of the November 14,” he said.

He added that northern coastal Tamil Nadu, Puducherry and southern coastal Andhra Pradesh will experience moderate rains; some parts will experience very heavy rains from the evening of November 14.

In a ‘special weather warning’ to fisherman, the Indian Meteorological Department told fisherfolk not to venture into the sea in certain areas between November 10 and 13.

The areas to avoid include: over and around Andaman and Nicobar Islands, over Andaman Sea and southeast, and adjoining east central Bay of Bengal, over south Tamil Nadu, south Kerala coasts, Comorin Maldives area and adjoining equatorial Indian Ocean on November 10. Over north Andaman Sea, Andaman Islands and southeast and adjoining east central Bay of Bengal on November 11. Over east central Bay of Bengal and adjoining south and west central Bay of Bengal on November 12. Over central and adjoining south Bay of Bengal on November 13.

Fishermen in deep sea have been asked to return to land by November 14.

In addition to this, few areas in southern Tamil Nadu are set to experience low to moderate rainfall on account of the cyclonic circulation over the Comorin area, Sri Lanka and equatorial Indian Ocean having lost its intensity and transforming into a low pressure area.

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