Cyclone ‘Vardah’ which is near the Andaman Islands is likely to intensify into a severe cyclone on Friday morning, officials said. They said the cyclone, which is lying 240-km west-southwest of Port Blair, is very likely to intensify into a severe cyclone by early morning at around 5 AM on Firday.
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Very high speed winds accompanied by heavy rainfall are expected as the administration has advised general public to remain indoors. The cyclone is likely to move northward for some more time and then northwestwards towards Andhra Pradesh coast during the next four days.