Bhubaneswar: The Depression over southwest and adjoining the southeast Bay of Bengal is very likely to intensify into a cyclonic storm during the next 24 hours.
The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) shared the update on Twitter. It said that the depression currently lies 600 km south-southeast of Puducherry and 630 km south-southeast of Chennai. The IMD has effectively declared a cyclone watch for the Tamil Nadu and Puducherry coasts. There was no warning for Odisha.
The Depression over southwest and adjoining southeast Bay of Bengal about 600 km south-southeast of Puducherry and 630 km south-southeast of Chennai. It is very likely to intensify into a cyclonic storm during next 24 hours. pic.twitter.com/PEUAnLvVaY
— India Meteorological Department (@Indiametdept) November 23, 2020
The IMD said that the cyclone is likely to move north-westwards and cross the Tamil Nadu and Puducherry coasts between Karaikal and Mahabalipuram on Wednesday noon/afternoon.
Rains are to scale up over the extreme South Peninsula from Monday with fairly widespread to widespread activity over Tamil Nadu and Puducherry from Tuesday to Thursday; and over South Coastal Andhra Pradesh, Rayalaseema and Telangana on Wednesday and Thursday.
The IMD has also forecast isolated extremely heavy rainfall over Tamil Nadu and Puducherry on Tuesday and Wednesday; over South Coastal Andhra Pradesh and Rayalseema on Wednesday and Thursday; and over Telangana on Thursday.