Chennai Cyclone and Heavy Rain Forecast: After facing the fierce floods in Chennai last year, which had destroyed the city and affected the normal life badly, the city is again all set to face some natural disaster again. With the arrival of December month, MET warned that a cyclone is building up in the Bay of Bengal is expected to cross the Tamil Nadu coast on Friday, December 2.
According to the MET department’s warning, Landfall is likely to close to Cuddalore between Vedaranyam in Tamil Nadu and Puducherry. Chennai is expected to receive moderate rain from tonight and heavy rainfall has been forecast for north coastal Tamil Nadu and Puducherry from tomorrow.
Chennai Cyclone and Heavy Rain Forecast: About the Cyclone and Forecast
The cyclone has been named NADA. It is currently about 770 km south-east of Chennai, the capital of Tamil Nadu, and is expected to move west and intensify.
“Squally winds speed reaching 45-55 kmph gusting to 65 kmph would commence to prevail along and off the Tamil Nadu and Puducherry coasts from December 1. Sea condition would be rough to very rough,” the Met department has said.
Chennai Cyclone and Heavy Rain Forecast: What MET Dept Advised the people near to coastal areas?
It has advised fishermen not to venture into the sea along and off the Tamil Nadu and Puducherry coasts from today evening onwards. Those at sea have been advised to return to the coast immediately.
He said shelters have been kept ready for people who may have to be evacuated from near the sea and storm water drains have been cleared to avoid flooding.Cuddalore is about 20 km away from Puducherry, whose Chief Minister V Narayanasamy said today that his administration is “on full alert” and well-prepared for the cyclone.
Light to moderate rainfall is also forecast in Kerala, with some places in the state receiving heavy rain on Friday.