<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>Area Cyclone Warning Centre Director, S Balachandran, made an announcement on Wednesday wherein he declared that a depression over Bay of Bengal is likely to intensify into a cyclonic storm and cross the north Tamil Nadu coast early on December 2, bringing heavy rainfall in its wake.As a result of which, Anna University engineering college examinations which were to be held on December 1 (Thursday) have been cancelled. The schools in Chennai, Kancheepuram, Thiruvallur, Cuddalore and Nagapattinam have also declared a two-day holiday in the wake of cyclonic storm ‘Nada’.
ALSO READ Heavy rains in TN and Puducherry for 2 days, Nada to cross on Dec 2The weather office said the depression over southeast Bay of Bengal moved west-northwestwards and intensified into a deep depression and lay centred about 830 km of southeast Chennai, 780 km east-southeast of Puducherry and 490 km east-southeast of Trincomalee in Sri Lanka. “The system is very likely to continue to move west-northwestwards and intensify further into a cyclonic storm (Nada) during next 12 hours. It is very likely to cross north Tamil Nadu coast between Vedaranyam and Chennai close to Cuddalore by early hours of December 2,” it said.In its warning, the weather office forecast heavy to very heavy rainfall over Tamil Nadu and Puducherry on December 1 and 2. The fishermen were also asked to return immediately. In Chennai, rains are expected to start early Thursday morning and intensify gradually, adding to spells of heavy to very heavy rain are likely in the city, Balachandran added.”With PTI inputs
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