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:
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).