Cyclone alert issued for Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh

489708-cyclone-alert-700CHENNAI: The Met Department has issued a cyclone alert for north Tamil Nadu and south coastal Andhra Pradesh, which are likely to receive heavy rainfall in the next 48 hours.

Heavy rainfall will continue in Tamil Nadu, coastal Andhra Pradesh and Puducherry during the next 24 hours, the weather department said in a release on Wednesday.According to the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD), a depression over southwest Bay of Bengal has moved to 90 km east of Chennai and 70 km of the coast.

It is expected to move north-northeastwards and intensify into a deep depression and further into a cyclonic storm over the next 48 hours.Rainfall is also predicted over south coastal and interior Tamil Nadu durning the next 24 hours.

Similarly, heavy rainfall is predicted over south Andhra Pradesh coast during the next 48 hours.According to the IMD, wind speed reaching 55-65 km per hour gusting to 75 km per hour would prevail along and off north Tamil Nadu and Puducherry during the next 24 hours and south Andhra Pradesh coast during next 48 hours.

Fishermen are advised not to venture into the sea as sea condition will be very rough during the next 48 hours.

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