Cyclone ‘Gaja’ to intensify into ‘severe cyclonic storm’ in next 24 hours

Cyclone ‘Gaja’ to intensify into ‘severe cyclonic storm’ in next 24 hours
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The India Meteorological Department IMD on Sunday said that cyclonic storm Gaja is likely to intensify further into a severe cyclonic storm in next 24 hours

New Delhi: The India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Sunday said that cyclonic storm ‘Gaja’ is likely to intensify further into a ‘severe cyclonic storm’ in next 24 hours.

“The deep depression over Southeast and adjoining Central Bay of Bengal moved west-northwestwards with a speed of 12 kmph during the past six hours, intensified into a cyclonic storm ‘Gaja’ and lay centred over East-central and adjoining West central and Southeast Bay of Bengal,” said IMD in a statement.

The IMD has also predicted that the cyclonic storm is likely to move west-northwestwards during next 36 hours and west-southwestwards towards north Tamil Nadu, south Andhra Pradesh during the subsequent 48 hours. “Moving west-southwestwards it is likely to weaken,” the weather department added. Earlier in the day, Tamil Nadu Fisheries Department had asked fishermen to not go fishing in the south-east of the Bay of Bengal on Monday as a stormy weather has been predicted.

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