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Cyclone Phethai:- Live updates – Andhra Pradesh cyclonic storm

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Live Update: The deep depression over the Bay of Bengal is moving northwestward. It could intensify into a Cyclonic Storm over the Bay of Bengal on Saturday. The depression may make landfall around Andhra Pradesh on Monday afternoon and then turn northeastward due to upper level strong westerly winds. It is expected to weaken over eastern India. The deep depression located about 910 km from Chennai and 960 km from Sriharikota of Nellore district, is moving with a speed of 11 km per hour towards central coastal Andhra Pradesh.

Live Update: Heavy rain is likely to hit north Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh and Chhattisgarh in the next 24 hours.Moderate rains along with isolated heavy showers may occur over many places of Odisha, Skymet news agency reported. Deep depression over southeast Bay of Bengal moved northwestwards with a speed of 10 kmph during the past 6 hours. The depression now lay centred at 430 km east-northeast of Trincomalee in Sri Lanka, 670 km east-southeast of Chennai and 870 km south-southeast of Machilipatnam in Andhra Pradesh.

Live Update: The deep depression over southeast Bay of Bengal moved northwestwards with a speed of 10 km an hour during past 6 am and lay centered at 11.30 am of December 15, 2018 over southwest and adjoining southeast Bay of Bengal about 430 km east­
northeast of Trincomalee, Sri Lanka, 670 km east­southeast of Chennai, Tamil Nadu and 870 km south­southeast of Machlipatnam, Andhra Pradesh.It is very likely to intensify further into a cyclonic storm during next 24 hours and into a severe cyclonic storm in subsequent 24 hours.

Live Update: The system, which is at present a deep depression, was located around 690km southeast of Chennai and 890km south-southeast of Machilipatnam on Saturday afternoon.Due to cloudy skies and wind, Chennai’s maximum temperature hovered around 28 degree Celsius as against 30 degree Celsius and above on normal days. The wind speed in the city was around 19kmph

High Impact on districts of Andhra pradesh – Cyclene phethai:

Live Update: According to the latest reports, Cyclone Phethai (currently a deep depression) is making slow progress. As of early Saturday morning, the system was located in the Bay of Bengal about 900 km off Machilipatnam (Andhra Pradesh), according to the India Meteorology Department’s (IMD) bulletin. The national weather body expects the depression to intensify into a cyclonic circulation by Saturday evening with winds up to 90 kmph. By Sunday morning, Phethai may gain further strength and officially become a ‘Severe Cyclonic Storm’ with winds up to 100 kmph, the IMD says. 
  • This is the fourth cyclone to hit the eastern coast this season, and comes about a month after cyclone Gaja hit the Tamil Nadu coast on 16 November, causing massive destruction. Earlier, cyclone Daye and very severe cyclone Titli ravaged coastal areas in Odisha and Andhra Pradesh.
  • The cyclone has not been named yet because it is still a deep depression. It is expected to intensify into a cyclone by tomorrow morning, when it will be christened Cyclone Phethai (a name given by Thailand).
Live Update: The Met department has also predicted heavy rainfalls in parts of coastal Andhra Pradesh and the adjoining areas of north-coastal Tamil Nadu from Friday evening. Meanwhile, extremely heavy rainfall is expected at isolated places over coastal Andhra Pradesh on Sunday and Saturday (December 16 and 17). Cyclone warning for Andhra Pradesh: Heavy rains predicted, fishermen advised to not venture out in open seas
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