Cyclone “Daye” forms over Bay of Bengal

Partly cloudy skies and dry day ahead for most parts of Tamil Nadu barring few northern districts of the state.

The Deep Depression over westcentral Bay of Bengal has moved west-northwest direction and likely to proceed in same direction during next 24hours. This Deep Depression has intensified another round into a named cyclonic storm “DAYE” before making landfall between Kalingapatnam and Puri early today. As a result very heavy rainfall is expected with squally winds reaching upto 70kmph in Odisha, north coastal Andhra Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Vidarbha. This system may weaken gradually after landfall and move towards central India to provide vital rains for parts of Maharashtra, Gujarat and NW India in the coming days.

City Outlook:

Chennai – A partly cloudy day with temperature maximizing around 34 C. Spotty showers are possible in the evening

Madurai – Fairly hot day ahead with maximum temperatures of around 35 C.

Trichy – Mix of sun and clouds with a high of around 37 deg C.

Coimbatore – A warm cloudy day followed by a comfortable evening with maximum temperature of 33 C.

Vellore – Warm day ahead with the temperature capping at about 34 C.