Cyclone Nada to hit Tamil Nadu on December 2, Weather offices release alert
Weather offices on Wednesday said that a depression over the Bay of Bengal is likely to intensify into a cyclonic storm and cross the north Tamil Nadu on December 2, bringing heavy rainfall.
The Area Cyclone Warning Centre Director S Balachandran told the reporters that the cyclonic storm has been named as “Nada”.
The weather office apprised the depression over the south-east Bay of Bengal moved west-northwestwards and intensified into a deep depression and lay centred about 830 km of south-east Chennai, 780 km east-southeast of Puducherry and 490 km east-southeast of Trincomalee in Sri Lanka.
“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,” the report said.
Weather office is forecasting heavy to very heavy rainfall over the state and Puducherry on 1-2 December.
“Squally winds would commence to prevail along and off Tamil Nadu and Puducherry coasts from December 1 morning,” the warning said and asked fishermen not to venture into the sea.
The fishermen went for fishing were asked to return immediately.