Chennai, Nov 14 (IECurrentAffairs) The Cyclonic storm ‘Gaja’ over West-central and adjoining East-central and South Bay of Bengal has started moving closer to the Tamil Nadu coast on Wednesday morning.
A bulletin issued by the IMD said the storm moved west-southwestwards and lay centred over West-central and adjoining East-central and South Bay of Bengal about 540 km east of Chennai and 640 km northeast of
‘It is likely to move west-southwestwards and intensify further into a severe cyclonic Storm during the next 24 hours’, it said.
While moving west-southwestwards further, it was likely to weaken gradually tomorrow and cross the Tamil Nadu coast between Pamban and Cuddalore as a Cyclonic Storm in the evening.
Under its influence, rainfall would occur at many places, with heavy falls at isolated places, over north coastal Tamil Nadu and Puducherry and adjoining districts of south coastal Tamil Nadu from this evening.
The forecast for tomorrow was that rainfall would occur at most places with heavy to very heavy at a few places over Tamilnadu and Puducherry.
Extremely heavy falls (in excess of 20 cm) would also occur at isolated places over Cuddalore, Nagappattinam, Tiruvarur, Thanjavur, Pudukkottai, Tuticorin and Ramanathapuram districts.