Cyclone Fani Likely To Intensify Into Severe Cyclonic Storm Today: LIVE Updates

Weather experts have predicted that Tamil Nadu coast, including Chennai, and Puducherry are likely to receive heavy rainfall from April 30 for three days.

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Cyclone Fani Likely To Intensify Into Severe Cyclonic Storm Today: LIVE Updates

Cyclone Fani is likely to move northwestwards till May 1 and then recurve towards northeast gradually.

New Delhi: 

Cyclone Fani, which has been strengthening in south-east Bay of Bengal, is very likely to intensify into a severe cyclonic storm during the next 12 hours and into a very severe cyclonic storm during the subsequent 24 hours.

Fani is very likely to move northwestwards till May 1 and thereafter recurve towards northeast gradually.

"Cyclonic Storm ''FANI'' lay centred at 0530 hrs over southeast Bay of Bengal and neighbourhood, about 745 km east-southeast of Trincomalee (Sri Lanka), 1050 km southeast of Chennai (Tamil Nadu) and 1230 km south-southeast of Machilipatnam (Andhra Pradesh), a bulletin by the Indian Meterological Department (IMD) said.

The wind speed is likely to decrease gradually thereafter with gale wind speed reaching 130-140 kmph gusting to 150 kmph over west-central Bay of Bengal off Andhra Pradesh Coast on May 3.

Light to moderate rainfall at many places with heavy rains at isolated places are very likely over Kerala on April 29 and 30. Light to moderate rainfall is expected at few places over north coastal Tamil Nadu and coastal Andhra Pradesh on April 29 and 30, the IMD said. On Thursday, the IMD had issued a ''red alert'' for Tamil Nadu on April 30 and May 1.

Weather experts have predicted that Tamil Nadu coast, including Chennai, and Puducherry are likely to receive heavy rainfall from April 30 for three days. Kerala will also receive rainfall. 

Here are the LIVE Updates on Cyclone Fani:


Apr 28, 2019
21:07 (IST)
A Met Department official said a cyclonic storm is going to be intensify from severe to very severe cyclonic storm in next 24 hours. The storm is moving towards north westward and from May 1 onward it will move north eastward.

Apr 28, 2019
20:44 (IST)
With cyclone Fani likely to move northwestwards and then recurve north-northeastwards, Odisha Government on Sunday asked district collectors and departments concerned to remain alert and take necessary measures in advance. Special Relief Commissioner (SRC) Bishnupada Sethi in a letter to district collectors said although the IMD has not yet issued any warning for Odisha, international agencies like JTWC (Joint Typhoon Warning Centre) and others suggest that it may have some impact on Odisha.
Apr 28, 2019
17:49 (IST)
Weather alert for Arunachal Pradesh

Rain and thundershower with gusty winds to affect over multiple districts of Arunachal Pradesh during the next 12 hours, says Skymet Weather.

Apr 28, 2019
17:04 (IST)

IMD issues forecast track and intensity of the storm

Apr 28, 2019
16:19 (IST)
S Balachandran, IMD Chennai said Fani cyclonic storm is likely to intensify into severe cyclone storm tonight & very severe cyclonic storm by tomorrow. It's likely to move in north-west direction & come near to north Tamil Nadu & south Andhra coast by April 30 and May 1.
Apr 28, 2019
16:15 (IST)
Cyclonic storm Fani is now all set to become powerful as it is expected to intensify into a severe cyclonic storm by Sunday afternoon.
Apr 28, 2019
16:14 (IST)
Strong winds likely to commence along and off Tamil Nadu and Puducherry coast

According to an IMD forecast, strong wind speed reaching 30-40 kmph gusting to 50 kmph likely to commence along and off Tamilnadu and Puducherry coast, Comorin area and Gulf of Mannar from April 28 morning, becoming squally wind speed reaching 40-50 kmph gusting to 60 kmph from 29 morning.

It is very likely to become squally wind speed reaching 50-60 kmph gusting to 70 kmph from 30th morning along north Tamilnadu, Puducherry and south Andhra Pradesh Coasts.

Strong wind speed reaching 30-40 kmph gusting to 50 kmph likely to commence along & off Kerala coast from 28th evening and becoming squally wind speed reaching 40-50 kmph gusting to 60 kmph on 29th & 30th.

Apr 28, 2019
14:23 (IST)
Cyclone Fani was 1,050 km southeast of Chennai and 1,230 km away from Machilipatnam in Andhra Pradesh, the Met office had tweeted early this morning. According to an update shared by the India Meteorological department (IMD), Cyclone Fani is moving northwestwards at a speed of 16 km per hour and is likely to recurve northeastwards after April 30.
Apr 28, 2019
14:22 (IST)

Cyclone Fani, which has been strengthening in south-east Bay of Bengal, is very likely to intensify into a severe cyclonic storm during the next 12 hours and into a very severe cyclonic storm during the subsequent 24 hours.


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