Nada weakens; landfall near Nagapattinam

The cyclone will continue to move inland in the west direction and likely to lose its strength gradually.

Nada weakens; landfall near Nagapattinam

Cyclonic storm Nada is reportedly weakening and passed off through Karaikal coast on Friday morning, causing landfall near Nagapattinam. Nada sustained the strength of a deep depression in southwest Bay of Bengal, but weakened gradually as it approached the coast.

Met department officials said the system will continue to move inland in west direction and lose more strength gradually. It is likely to weaken into a well-marked low pressure area during the next 12 hours, according to a bulletin by the India Meteorological Department, released on Friday morning.

Area cyclone warning centre director S Balachandran said, "The deep depression is likely to weaken and cross the north Tamil Nadu coast south of Cuddalore near Karaikal, resulting in moderate rainfall in coastal and interior districts."

However, four teams of the NDRF and the SDRF have reached Cuddalore and Nagapattinam to take up rescue operations.

Light to moderate rainfall at many places with isolated heavy rainfall is very likely over interior and coastal Tamil Nadu, Puducherry, and Kerala during the next 24 hours.

Sea condition would be rough to very rough along & off Tamil Nadu and Puducherry coasts during next 12 hours.

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