Tamil Nadu: Fani likely to transform into a severe cyclonic storm
According to the weather department, Cyclone Fani, which has been forming in south-east Bay of Bengal and the adjoining Indian Ocean, is set to intensify into a severe cyclonic storm by this afternoon.
In a press release, Indian Meteorological Department said, "Cyclone Fani is very likely to intensify into a severe cyclonic storm during next 12 hours and into a very severe cyclonic storm during subsequent 24 hours."
IMD also said, "It is very likely to move northwestwards till 30th April and thereafter recurve northeastwards gradually."
Cyclone Fani is now travelling at a speed of 80-90 Kmph and is likely to reach a speed of 110 Kmph on Sunday.
Under the category of Very Severe Cyclonic storm, Fani is expected to reach the state at a speed of 140-150 Kmph on Tuesday.
North coastal Tamil Nadu and coastal Andhra Pradesh are set to get light to moderate rain at a few places on Tuesday and Wednesday. Kerala is set to receive light to moderate rainfall, on Monday and Tuesday, with heavy rainfall in few places.