Tamil Nadu : A destructive storm is intensifying near Southeast Bay of Bengal which is expected to become stronger and intensify into a severe cyclonic storm by Sunday afternoon. Named as Cyclone Fani, presently the cyclonic storm is centered over southeast Bay of Bengal and adjoining areas, which is around 1000 km southeast of Chennai.
As per MET reports, the severe cyclonic storm will intensify in the next 12 hours and move northwestwards till April 30 and thereafter recurve northeastwards gradually.
Cyclonic storm ‘Fani’ over Southeast Bay of Bengal lay centered at 23:00 hours IST of April 27, 2019.
According to the Weather Department, Cyclonic Fani is very likely to reach near the coasts of north Tamil Nadu and south Andhra Pradesh by the evening of Apil 29. Consequently, after 24-36 hours, intense rains, high velocity winds and rough sea conditions would be seen all along the coastal areas of Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh.
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Fishermen along the coast have been advised not to venture into the sea during these days, while locals have been urged to refrain from night travels where landslides are a possibility.