Cyclone Ockhi heads for  Lakshadweep Islands

Cyclone Ockhi heads for Lakshadweep Islands

India Blooms News Service | 30 Nov 2017

Chennai, Nov 30 (IBNS): Heavy rains lashed Tamil Nadu's coastal areas as a deep depression over the Bay of Bengal has turned to Cyclone Ockhi.

As per the IMD website, the cyclonic storm over Comorin area moved west-northwestwards with a speed of 32 kmph during past 6 hours and lay centred at 1130 hrs IST of today, the 30th November, 2017 over Comorin area and neighbourhood near Latitude 7.8º N and Longitude 76.9º E, about 410 km west-northwest of Galle (Sri Lanka), 70 km southwest of Kanyakumari, 70 km south of Thiruvananthapuram and 410 km east-southeast of Minicoy.

The IMD said the cyclone is likely to move towards the Lakshadweep Islands.

"The system is very likely to move west-northwestwards towards Lakshadweep Islands and intensify further into a severe cyclonic storm during next 24 hours," read the IMD website.


Rainfall at most places with heavy to very heavy rainfall at isolated places very likely over south Tamil Nadu & south Kerala during next 24 hours and isolated heavy falls over interior Tamil Nadu and Kerala during subsequent 24 hours, read the website.

Fishermen along & off Lakshadweep Islands are advised not to venture into the sea during next 48 hours.

 

Image: IMD website
 

Cyclone Ockhi heads for Lakshadweep Islands

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