Very severe cyclonic storm “Gati” moves westward: Meteorological Department

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IMD has predicted rainfall in Tamil Nadu, Pondicherry and Kerala from 23 November (Representation)

New Delhi:

The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) said on Sunday that the “very severe” cyclonic storm “GATI” over the southwestern Arabian Sea had moved west.

The “very severe cyclonic storm” GATI “over the southwestern Arabian Sea moved westward and centered over the southwestern Arabian Sea near 10.4 degrees latitude N and 51.5 degrees longitude E, about 40 km east of the Somali coast and 90 km south-south-east of Ras Binnah (Somalia) at 5.30 pm IST today, ”tweeted IMD.

“The well-marked low pressure area over the southwest and southeast of the Bay of Bengal persists. It is very likely to concentrate in a depression over the southwestern Bay of Bengal over the next 12 hours and intensify further into a cyclonic storm over the next 24 hours ”. IMD added.

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IMD had indicated earlier today that the cyclonic storm will most likely move west-southwest and intensify further into a severe cyclonic storm over the next 12 hours.

The meteorological agency has predicted the likelihood of rainfall in Tamil Nadu, Pondicherry and Kerala from November 23 due to the deepening depression over the southwestern Arabian Sea.

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<< Under its influence, rainfall activity will probably increase in the extreme south of the Indian peninsula from November 23 with fairly widespread to generalized rainfall / storm activity over Tamil Nadu, Pondicherry, Kariakal, Kerala and Mahé from 24 November 26, and on the south coast Andhra Pradesh and Rayalaseema from November 25 to 27, "IMD said.

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“Extremely heavy rains are very likely over Tamil Nadu and Pondicherry from November 24 to 26 and on the southern coast of Andhra Pradesh on November 26,” he added.

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