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Very Severe Cyclonic Storm “Gati” Moves Westwards: Weather Department

IMD predicted rainfall in Tamil Nadu, Puducherry and Kerala from November 23 (Representational)

New Delhi:

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Sunday stated the “very severe” cyclonic storm “GATI” over the southwest Arabian Sea has moved westwards.

“Very extreme cyclonic storm “GATI” over the southwest Arabian Sea moved westwards and lay centered over the southwest Arabian Sea close to Latitude 10.4deg N and Longitude 51.5degE, about 40 km east of Somalia coast & 90 km south-southeast of Ras Binnah (Somalia) at 1730 hrs IST as we speak,” IMD tweeted.

“The well-marked low-pressure area over southwest and adjoining southeast Bay of Bengal persists. It is very likely to concentrate into a depression over Southwest Bay of Bengal during next 12 hours and intensify further into a cyclonic storm during subsequent 24 hours,” IMD added.

IMD had earlier within the day said, the cyclonic storm may be very more likely to transfer west-southwestwards and intensify additional right into a extreme cyclonic storm through the subsequent 12 hours.

The climate company predicted the chance of rainfall in Tamil Nadu, Puducherry and Kerala from November 23 as a result of intensified melancholy over the southwest Arabian Sea.

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“Under its influence, the rainfall activity is likely to increase over extreme south peninsular India from November 23 with fairly widespread to widespread rainfall/thunderstorm activity over Tamil Nadu, Puducherry, Kariakal, Kerala and Mahe from November 24-26, and over south Coastal Andhra Pradesh and Rayalaseema from November 25-27,” IMD had said.

“Extremely heavy rainfall activity very likely over Tamil Nadu and Puducherry from November 24-26 and over south Coastal Andhra Pradesh on November 26,” it added.

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