A deep depression over the southeast Bay of Bengal has intensified into Cyclone Nada, according to a circular issued by India Meteorological Department (IMD).

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Graphical representation of Cyclone NADA. India Meteorological Department

Light to moderate rainfall is expected at many places, and it is expected to begin in coastal Tamil Nadu from Wednesday evening. But heavy to very heavy rainfall is also expected in parts of coastal Tamil Nadu on 1 and 2 December. Light to moderate rainfall at many places with isolated heavy showers is very likely over Kerala over the weekend.

The depression over the Bay of Bengal has moved northwestwards over the past six hours with a speed of around 15 kilometres per hour. It has intensified into a deep depression, around 830 kilometre southeast of Chennai, 780 kilometre southeast of Puducherry and 490 kilometres southeast of Trincomalee (Sri Lanka), according to the Regional Specialised Meteorological Centre for Tropical Cylones Over North Indian Ocean of the IMD.

Sea condition would be rough to very rough along & off Tamil Nadu and Puducherry coasts from 1 st December onward. Damage to thatched huts is expected. According to the circular issued by the IMD’s Earth System Science Organisation, the deep depression over southeast Bay of Bengal moved northwestwards during past six hours with a speed of around 25 kmph.

The system is very likely to move west-northwestward, intensify further and cross north Tamil Nadu coast between Vedaranniyam and Puducherry, close to Cuddalore by early hours of 2 December.

First Published On : Nov 30, 2016 14:55 IST

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Deep depression over southeast Bay of Bengal has intensified into Cyclone Nada: IMD