Chennai: According to weather officials, a deep depression over Bay of Bengal is likely to intensify a cyclonic storm and cross the north Tamil Nadu coast early on December 2nd.
The cyclonic storm has been given name ‘Nada’ which will bring heavy rainfall in its wake, the weather office said today.
Director, Area Cyclone Warning Centre, S Balachandran, told media persons, depression over southeast Bay of Bengal moved west-northwestwards and intensified into a deep depression and lay centred about 830 km of southeast Chennai, 780 km east-southeast of Puducherry and 490 km east-southeast of Trincomalee in Sri Lanka.
The weather official said, “The system is very likely to continue to move west-northwestwards and intensify further into a cyclonic storm (Nada) during next 12 hours. It is very likely to cross north Tamil Nadu coast between Vedaranyam and Chennai close to Cuddalore by early hours of December 2.”
A warning in this regards has been by the weather office which predicts forecast heavy to very heavy rainfall over Tamil Nadu and Puducherry on December 1st and 2nd.
Balachandran said, in the next 24 hours in Tamil Nadu beginning 0830 hrs today, rains will commence along coastal parts and gradually move to inner districts.
Rains are expected to start early tomorrow morning and intensify gradually in Chennai, he said, adding, spells of heavy to very heavy rain are likely in the city.
Those out in the sea were advised to return immediately.