Gaja path shifted towards Nagapatnam in TN

Gaja path shifted towards Nagapatnam in TN
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Cyclone Gajas track by JTWC, as per the updated information at 530 am on Monday, the path has shifted further 270 km South of Chennai, predicted crossing point is near Nagapatnam of Tamil Nadu, with an intensity of 110 kmph approx

Amaravati: Cyclone Gaja's track by JTWC, as per the updated information at 5:30 am on Monday, the path has shifted further 270 km South of Chennai, predicted crossing point is near Nagapatnam of Tamil Nadu, with an intensity of 110 kmph approx.

How ever the path and intensity of cyclone may change, officials of Disaster Management department of AP informed.

The Cyclonic storm Gaja over West central and adjoining East central & Southeast Bay of Bengal moved further nearly westwards with a speed of 6 kmph during past 6 hours and lay centred at 5.30 am on Monday, over West central and adjoining East central & Southeast Bay of Bengal near latitude 13.4°N and longitude 87.1°E,

740 km east-northeast of Chennai and 840 km east-northeast of Nagappattinam in Tamil Nadu.

It is very likely to move west-south westwards and intensify further into a Severe Cyclonic Storm during next 24 hours and maintain the intensity during subsequent 24 hours.

Thereafter, while moving west-south westwards, it is likely to weaken gradually and cross north Tamil Nadu coast between Nagappattinam and Chennai as a Cyclonic Storm during 15th November forenoon.

Rainfall at most places with heavy falls at isolated places very likely to commence over north coastal Tamil Nadu and adjoining south coastal Andhra Pradesh from evening of 14th November.

Rainfall intensity is very likely to increase gradually thereafter with rainfall at most places and heavy to very heavy at a few places and extremely heavy falls (≥ 20 cm) at isolated places very likely over north Tamil Nadu and at most places with heavy to very heavy falls at isolated places very likely over south Tamil Nadu, south Coastal Andhra Pradesh and Rayalaseema on 15th November.

Squally wind speed reaching 45-55 kmph gusting to 65 kmph likely to commence along & off north Tamil Nadu & Puducherry – south Andhra Pradesh coasts from 14th November morning.

The sea condition is very likely to be rough to very rough along and off Tamil Nadu - South Andhra Pradesh coasts from 14th November morning and high from 14th November night.

The fishermen are advised not to venture into central part of south and central Bay of Bengal on 12th and 13th and into southwest and adjoining west central Bay of Bengal during 13-15th November.

The fishermen, who are in deep Sea are advised to return to coasts.

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