Yesterday’s cyclonic storm ‘Ockhi’ over Southeast Arabian sea continued to move Westnorthwestwards and intensified into a severe cyclonic storm at 0000 hours UTC of today the 01st Dec 2017 over the same area. It further moved west-northwestwards and lay centred at 0300 hrs UTC of today, the 01st December 2017 over Lakshadweep area and adjoining Southeast Arabian Sea. This is expected to intensify further within the next 24 hours. Rains are expected to continue as the cyclone pulls in more bands from the Bay of Bengal via Tamil Nadu coast.
Meanwhile, The low-pressure area over south Andaman sea has intensified into a Well-marked low-pressure area and expected to track West/Northwest. This is expected to move towards NTN/SAP coast in coming days.
Chennai – A cloudy day with a max temp of around 28 C. Few spells of rains likely to occur.
Madurai – Overcast conditions will prevail with the day temp around 27/28 C. Moderate spell of rains possible over the city.
Coimbatore – Generally cloudy sky with few spell of rains at various times. Ma temp 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 bleak chances of showers. Day max will be around 28/29 C.
NEM Facts & Figures # 39
A cyclone that formed towards the end of November 1996, executed a clockwise loop for four days and stayed in water for around 9 days since formation, which is a record for Bay of Bengal