Cyclone Ockhi forms and is all set to to intensify further

The first cyclonic storm of this Northeast monsoon season in our basin named OCKHI has formed and prevailing conducive conditions will provide support for further intensification of this system. Under the influence of this system,  South Tamil Nadu and South Kerala can experience isolated heavy to very heavy rainfall .Gale winds speed of the order of 65-75 kmph gusting to 85 kmph is expected all along and off South TN and South Kerala coast. Fishermen are advised not to venture into the sea.

As the system is expected to move west-northwestwards, Lakshadweep islands can face heavy to very heavy rainfall accompanied with strong winds reaching 80-90 kmph gusting  to 100 kmph and sea conditions are expected to be extremely rough. Meanwhile, the low pressure area over Malay Peninsula and adjoining South Andaman Sea is expected to intensify and this would be under a close watch.

City Outlook:

Chennai – A comfortable and a cloudy day with max around 28 C. Few spells of rains likely to occur at different periods of the day.

Madurai – Overcast conditions will prevail with a day high settling around 27/28 C. Moderate spell of rains possible over the city.

Coimbatore – Generally cloudy sky with few spell of rains at various times. Max will  be around 26 C.

Trichy – Mostly cloudy skies with intermittent rains possible over the region. Day high will be around 26 C.

Vellore – Generally overcast conditions with excellent chances of showers. Day max will hover around 28/29 C.









NEM Facts & Figures # 38

2005 is one year which equally benefitted all NEM zones with high excess October for SAP NTN, then Nov for CTN finally STN enjoyed late Nov – Dec.