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Gati, A heavy Cyclone To Make Move Westwards, Will Induce Landfall On November 24th


A heavy cyclonic storm is expected to hit the Puducherry coast of Tamil Nadu in the next upcoming 24 hours, due to the obvious presence of the low pressure winds over the southwest Bay of Bengal, as confirmed by the India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Monday morning. Cyclone Gati, once it has hit, is most likely to cause a landfall in the premises in-between Karaikal in Puducherry and Mamallapuram in northern Tamil Nadu, on the dates of 24th and 25th of November. The low pressure over the Bay of Bengal will sooner or later transform itself into a full-fledged cyclic storm in the next 24 hours and will move towards Tamil Nadu, making the Puducherry coast as its target. It will cross the patches between Karaikal and Mamallapuram by the 25th of November’s afternoon, as reported by Balachandran, who works at IMD Chennai.

GatiFishing and Shipping Activities To Close Down For The Next Three Days

“Gati” is a cyclonic storm of immense power with is currently over the southwest Arabian Sea; will move westwards and will lay untouched over the Arabian Sea with latitudes 10.4 N and longitude 51.5 E, about 40 km east of Somalia’s coast and 90 km south-southeast of Ras Binnah (Somalia) at 1730 hours IST today, as tweeted by IMD. This cyclone will most likely travel into the Bay of Bengal, turn into a depression over the southwest of the Bay of Bengal during the next 24 hours and then evolve itself into a further cyclonic storm in the next 24 hours, as added by IMD. Fishermen and ships must avoid going into open seas as much as possible till November 25th as a severe precautionary measure, as the forthcoming depression will greatly enhance the speed of the winds, especially in coastal areas, the IMD said. On November 25, the cyclonic storm is expected to induce a landfall, with the wind speeds going up to 80-90 kmph, gusting 100 kmph from the recent 40-50 kmph.

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