Cyclone Fani Expected To Intensify Into ‘Severe Cyclonic Storm’

Cyclone Fani is expected to make landfall in India on Tuesday evening, however even as it’s inching closer to the east of coast of India’s southern peninsula the wind speeds are intensifying, causing rains. The meteorological department have ranked the called the it a “very severe cyclonic storm”.

The Cyclone is expected to make landfall in India’s southern states of Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh. Specifically, north Tamil Nadu and southern Andhra Pradesh may be worst affected.

Earlier this morning the meteorological department tweeted saying the cyclone was 1050 kilometers south-east from Chennai, and 1230 kilometers away from Machilipatnam in Andhra Pradesh.

The cyclone is moving at a speed of 16 kilometers per hour northwestwards, but it’s likely to curve northeastwards after the 30th of April. Fishermen who are still in the sea have been advised to return to the coast by today.

Cyclone Fani Expected To Intensify Into ‘Severe Cyclonic Storm’

The storm has been named ”Fani,” as suggested by Bangladesh.

The storm is not expected to cross Tamil Nadu as the wind speed of the cyclone is expected to decrease drastically by the 3rd of May said S Balachandran, who heads the Area Cyclone Warning Centre.

Meanwhile, the meteorological department have predicted light to moderate rain in parts of Kerala on Monday and Tuesday. While, again the light to moderate rain is expected in northern coastal Tamil Nadu and coastal Andhra Pradesh on Tuesday and Wednesday.

The wind speed of the cyclone when it makes landfall is expected to go beyond 145 kilometers per hour.

 Source : Various