Sun, 18 Nov 2012 13:45:00 GMT | By Hindu Business Line

Another Cyclone warning off Tamil Nadu-Andhra coasts

The storm is just a spin away from being called tropical cyclone, which would be named ‘Mahasen’


Another Cyclone warning off Tamil Nadu-Andhra coasts (© Reuters)

Thiruvananthapuram: Bay of Bengal is now witnessing formation of another likely cyclone. The causative low-pressure area in East Bay of Bengal has intensified thrice over the last two days to become a deep depression on Sunday.

It is now just one spin away from being called tropical cyclone, which, according to World Meteorological Organisation protocol, would be named ‘Mahasen’.

India Meteorological Department (IMD) said the deep depression would move west-southwest and station itself off the North Tamil Nadu coast and adjoining South Coastal Andhra Pradesh coast over the next two to three days.

The IMD said in its morning bulletin that the deep depression lay centred at over East-central Bay of Bengal, about 950 km East-northeast of Chennai, 600 km East-southeast of Visakhapatnam and 520 km Southeast of Paradip. The system would intensify further into a cyclonic storm and move slowly West-northwestwards during the course of the day and West and west-southwestwards towards South Andhra Pradesh and north Tamil Nadu coasts.

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