Cyclone “GATI” to Intensify in Next 24 Hours; Fishermen Advised not to Venture

NEW DELHI: According to the Cyclone Warning Division/ National Weather Forecasting Centre/Regional Meteorological Centre, New Delhi of the India Meteorological Department.

The Depression over southwest and adjoining southeast Bay of Bengal moved nearly north-westwards in past 06 hours and lay centred 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. It is very likely to move north-westwards and cross Tamil Nadu and Puducherry coasts between Karaikal and Malappuram around 25th November 2020 afternoon.

Under its influence, the rainfall activity is likely to increase over south peninsular India from 23rd November onwards with fairly widespread to widespread rainfall/thunderstorm activity over Tamilnadu, Puducherry & Karaikal during 24th to 26th November and over south Coastal Andhra Pradesh, Rayalaseema & Telangana during 25th to 26th November, 2020.

Isolated extremely heavy rainfall activity also very likely over Tamilnadu & Puducherry during 24th & 25th and over south Coastal Andhra Pradesh & Rayalaseema on 25th & 26th and over Telangana on November 26.

Squally weather with wind speed of 45-55 kmph gusting to 65 kmph likely over Southwest & adjoining west-central & southeast Bay of Bengal and along & off Tamil Nadu and south Andhra Pradesh coasts.

Fishermen are advised not to venture into Southwest & adjoining west-central & southeast Bay of Bengal, Gulf of Manner and along & off Tamil Nadu, Puducherry, and south Andhra Pradesh coasts during 23-25th November. Also, the fishermen out at Sea are advised to return to the coast and avoid the above sea area.