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Vikash Sharma

Bhubaneswar: The Depression over southeast Bay of to intensify further into a Deep Depression during next 12 hours. The system is likely to intensify into a cyclonic storm during subsequent 24 hours, said India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Monday.

The Cyclonic storm is very likely to move west-north-westwards and cross Sri Lanka coast evening/night of December 2. It is very like to move nearly westwards thereafter and emerge into Comorin area on December 3 morning, IMD said in a statement.

Warnings:

Heavy to very heavy rainfall is likely to occur at a few places with isolated extremely heavy falls over south Tamil Nadu(Kanniyakumari, Tirunelveli, Thoothukudi, Tenkasi, Ramanathapuram and Sivagangai; south Kerala(Thiruvananthapuram, Kollam, Pathanamthitta and Alappuzah) on December2-3. Isolated heavy to very heavy rainfall likely over these regions between December 1 and 4th.

Heavy to very heavy rainfall at Isolated places very likely over north Tamilnadu, Puducherry, Mahe & Kariakal and north Kerala during December2-3.

Heavy rainfall at isolated places very likely over south Coastal Andhra Pradesh on December 2 and 3.

Wind warning

Squally wind speed reaching 45-55 kmph gusting to 65 kmph likely to prevail over central parts of South Bay of Bengal on November 30. It would gradually increase becoming 55-65 kmph gusting to 75 kmph over southeast and adjoining southwest Bay of Bengal from December 1 night.

The wind speed will increase to 70-80 kmph gusting to 90 kmph over southwest Bay of Bengal, along & off Sri Lanka coast and 45-55 kmph gusting to 65 kmph over Comorin Area, Gulf of Mannar and south Tamilnadu-Kerala coasts from December 2 forenoon for subsequent 24 hours.

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