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Weather forecast, Cyclone Fani: Cyclone ‘Fani’ to turn into ‘very severe’ in next 24 hours

Weather forecast, Cyclone Fani: The sea condition is likely to be very rough along the coasts of these southern states and fishermen have been advised not to venture into sea.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: May 4, 2019 8:19:44 am

Weather forecast April 27, 2019, Cyclone Fani: The India Meteorological Department (IMD) Friday issued a cyclone warning for coastal Puducherry, Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh saying the depression in the east equatorial Indian Ocean and adjoining Bay of Bengal was likely to intensify into a deep depression in the next 24 hours and a cyclonic storm in the subsequent 12 hours. It could turn into a severe cyclonic storm by the time it reaches south Andhra Pradesh coast on April 30, it said. A red alert has been issued in Tamil Nadu and Puducherry, where the cyclone is expected to hit on April 30, triggering heavy rainfall. Kerala braces for cyclonic storm

The sea condition is likely to be very rough along the coasts of these southern states and fishermen have been advised not to venture into sea. Those who are in the deep sea areas are advised to return to the coast by Sunday, April 28. A gale is predicted over Southwest Bay of Bengal and adjoining equatorial Indian Ocean with the wind speed ranging between 65-85 kmph.

Meanwhile, a strong heat wave, with temperatures soaring up to 46 degrees Celsius, is likely to continue in central India over the next five days.

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Weather forecas, Cyclone Fani in Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu and Puducherry. Heatwave in Delhi, north India.

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    21:09 (IST)27 Apr 2019
    Heat wave warning in 9 Odisha districts

    The meteorological centre in Bhubaneswar, Odisha issued heat wave warning in nine districts of the state as temperature soared above 40 degrees in at least 14 places.

    The weather warning was issued for three days from Saturday in Jharsuguda, Sambalpur, Kalahandi, Bolangir, Malkangiri, Bargarh, Sonepur, Nuapada and Boudh districts, the met centre said.

    20:43 (IST)27 Apr 2019
    Temperatures soar in Gujarat, heat wave to continue over next 3 days

    Heat wave in parts of Gujarat will continue over the next three days, IMD said today. The maximum temperature in Ahmedabad touched 43.6 degree Celsius, 2.3 degrees above normal, and is very likely to touch 24 degree Celsius in the coming days, PTI quoted the local IMD centre.

    The heat, though tolerable, could cause "moderate health concern for vulnerable people, that is, infants, elderly, and people with chronic diseases", the Met department said.

    The heat, though tolerable, could cause "moderate health concern for vulnerable people, that is, infants, elderly, and people with chronic diseases", the Met department said.

    20:40 (IST)27 Apr 2019
    Unlikely for cyclone to make landfall: IMD

    "According to our assessment, as of today, it will reach near the coasts of Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu but it is unlikely that will make a landfall. It may recurve before reaching the coast. We are monitoring its path," PTI quoted Mritunjay Mohapatra, Additional Director General of the IMD as saying. 

    20:35 (IST)27 Apr 2019
    Cyclone 'Fani' to turn into 'very severe' in next 24 hours

    The cyclonic storm is likely to become severe in the next 12 hours and turn into a "very severe cyclonic storm' in the subsequent 24 hours. Assam, Meghalaya, Northeastern states including Manipur, Tripura and Nagaland, Karnataka and Andaman and the Nicobar Islands received rainfall today.

    Thunderstorm was observed at isolated places over Assam & Meghalaya, and North Interior Karnataka as well.

    19:51 (IST)27 Apr 2019
    Sea condition will be rough from April 29, fishermen advised to not venture into sea

    Sea condition will be rough to very rough from April 29. Fishermen are advised not to venture into sea from April 28. Those at sea are advised to return to port immediately, said Duty Officer, Cyclone Warning Centre, Vishakhapatnam. 

    18:56 (IST)27 Apr 2019
    Cyclone 'Fani' to reach Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh coast

    Cyclone 'Fani' (pronounced as Foni) is likely to move over Sri Lanka coast in the next 72 hours and reach Tamil Nadu and South Andhra Pradesh coast on April 30, according to IMD.

    18:06 (IST)27 Apr 2019
    Depression over Bay of Bengal intensifies, lies over Chennai
    17:31 (IST)27 Apr 2019
    Deep depression over ay of Bengal intensifies into cyclonic storm 'Fani'

    The deep depression over southeast Bay of Bengal has intensified into a cyclonic storm, named 'Fani,' the Regional Meteorological Centre said Saturday.

    "Deep depression over southeast Bay of Bengal intensified into a cyclonic storm Fani over southeast Bay of Bengal and lay centred at 1130 hrs IST of April 27 about 1190 km southeast of Chennai," a brief message from RMC said.

    The cyclone is likely to intensify in the next 24 hours. It will move northwestwards and reach near north Tamil Nadu and south Andhra Pradesh coasts on April 30.

    16:44 (IST)27 Apr 2019
    Labourer dies of heat wave in Kota, region experiences 43.5 degree Celsius max temperature

    A labourer allegedly died of heat wave in a village of Kota district today, PTI quoted the police as saying. Shatilal Meena (45) fainted while working in the MNREGA (Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act) muster roll in Kheyawada village, SHO Budhadeet police station Amarnath Kalbailia said.



    The exact cause of death will be ascertained after post-mortem. Although the labourer most likely died because of the heat wave, he added.



    Kota is experiencing extreme heat conditions with maximum temperatures hitting at 43.5 degrees Celsius.

    16:23 (IST)27 Apr 2019
    Parts of Telangana to experience heat wave

    Northern Parts of Telangana are likely to experience heat wave conditions for three days beginning today, MeT officials said. The maximum temperature was recorded as 44.7 degrees Celsius in the past 24 hours at Nizamabad.

    15:51 (IST)27 Apr 2019
    Heat wave in Pune for two days: IMD Mumbai

    Heat wave conditions are likely to occur in isolated pockets of Nashik, Ahmednagar, Pune, Jalgaon, Solapur and Sangli districts from 27 April to 29 April.

    15:01 (IST)27 Apr 2019
    Temperatures soar in central India

    The national capital Delhi has been witnessing heat wave like conditions and the temperatures are soaring, with maximum settling close to 43 degrees on Friday, according to Skymet. Khargone in Madhya Pradesh recordest the highest temperature in the country with 46.6 degrees Celsius while Chandrapur in Maharashtra saw the maximum settle at 45.6 degrees. According to meteorologists at Skymet, the day temperatures are expected to touch or go beyond 45 degrees at many places in Madhya Pradesh and Vidarbha in the next 2-3 days.

    14:56 (IST)27 Apr 2019
    Depression to intensify into Cyclone Fani
    13:44 (IST)27 Apr 2019
    Gale wind, rough seas likely over the region

    On Sunday, gale wind speed reaching 80-90 kmph gusting to 100 kmph and very rough to high seas are very likely over southwest Bay of Bengal adjoining east Equatorial Indian Ocean along and off Sri Lanka coast, the weather office said. There would be strong wind speed reaching 30-40 kmph gusting to 50 kmph along and off Tamil Nadu and Puducherry coasts, Comorin area, Gulf of Mannar and over Kerala, it said.

    13:26 (IST)27 Apr 2019
    System likely to reach Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh on April 30

    The system is very likely to move northwestwards off Sri Lanka coast during the next 72 hours and reach near north Tamil Nadu and south Andhra Pradesh coasts on April 30.

    13:25 (IST)27 Apr 2019
    Depression to intensify into cyclonic storm in next 12hrs

    The depression over the Indian Ocean and southeast Bay of Bengal has intensified and moved further northwestwards, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said Saturday. It is very likely to intensify into a cyclonic storm during next 12 hours and further into a severe cyclonic storm, the IMD said and warned fishermen against venturing into the sea on Sunday.

    "The depression over east Equatorial Indian Ocean and adjoining southeast Bay of Bengal moved further northwestwards, intensified into a deep depression and lay centered about 870 km east-southeast of Trincomalee (Sri Lanka), 1210 km southeast of Chennai and 1500 km south-southeast of Machilipatnam in Andhra Pradesh," it said. (PTI)

    13:13 (IST)27 Apr 2019
    Severe heat wave conditions in central India

    Heat wave conditions are likely to prevail over several parts of the country with isolated pockets facing severe heat wave. Vidarbha, Madhya Pradesh, south Rajasthan, south Uttar Pradesh, north Madhya Maharashtra , Chhattisgarh, Odisha, Jharkhand, Gujarat state and Marathwada are likely to be affected by the heat wave.

    12:49 (IST)27 Apr 2019
    Thunderstorm likely in Andhra Pradesh and parts of Northeast

    Thunderstorm accompanied with gusty winds (wind speed reaching 30-40 kmph) and lightning at isolated places are likely over north Coastal Andhra Pradesh and Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram and Tripura, the IMD predicted.

    12:39 (IST)27 Apr 2019
    Thunderstorm likely in parts of north and northeast India: IMD

    The India Meteorological Department has predicted a thunderstorm accompanied with lightning, squall (wind speed reaching 60-70 kmph) at isolated places over Assam and Meghalaya and (wind speed reaching 50-60 kmph) at isolated places very likely over Sub-Himalayan West Bengal and Sikkim for Saturday.

    12:26 (IST)27 Apr 2019
    Depression may intensify into Cyclone Fani: Skymet

    The deep depression will intensify into a cyclone by Saturday night, Skymet predicted. The cyclone is likely to move in North West direction toward the Tamil Nadu coast.

    12:22 (IST)27 Apr 2019
    Scatter rains in Northeast, to intensify soon

    Parts of Northeast India began receiving scattered rains since Friday. According to weather predictions by Skymet, the region will witness a decent spell of rain this season. Light to moderate rainfall is being reported from Northeast states including that of Meghalaya, Assam and Tripura. Initially, the intensity will be more in Assam, Meghalaya, Arunachal Pradesh and parts of Nagaland. Subsequently, it will spread to other parts as well. Intermittent rainfall will continue with light to moderate spell in the region. Isolated heavy rain may also be observed during this period.

    11:08 (IST)27 Apr 2019
    Cyclone Fani: Dos and Don'ts

    Ahead of the cyclone, the NDMA Friday issued advisory regarding the measures to be taken in face of disaster.

    10:51 (IST)27 Apr 2019
    Andhra authorities warn against deep-fishing

    An official release from The Andhra Pradesh Weather Forecasting and Early Warning Research Center (AWARE) AWARE, a division of Real-Time Governance Society, said deep-sea fishing has to be completely avoided as the sea is predicted to be rough with high tides and high-speed winds.

    10:23 (IST)27 Apr 2019
    Residents along eastern coast alerted

    The cyclone is likely to affect the eastern coast of India and can result into heavy rain, flooding and damaging wind gusts. Residents along the coast have been alerted to the potential hazards.

    10:19 (IST)27 Apr 2019
    No relief from heat wave in central India

    The impact of the storm will not press far enough inland to bring any relief from the heat to the rest of the country. The heat wave has arrived unusually early this year. People are advised to take precautions to avoid heat related illness.

    10:04 (IST)27 Apr 2019
    Depression likely to intensify

    The depression in the east equatorial Indian Ocean and adjoining Bay of Bengal is likely to intensify into deep depression, the IMD predicted.

    09:50 (IST)27 Apr 2019
    Cyclone warning in coastal region, heat wave in central, north India

    Welcome to the Indian Express blog on weather updates for today. The coastal region of Andhra Pradesh, Puducherry and Tamil Nadu are faced with an imminent cyclone in the coming week. Meanwhile, in the North and Central region, a strong heat wave is likely to prevail.

    Rescue teams, which comprise personnel from the NDRF and SDRF, would be deployed in vulnerable areas in the south, R Satyagopal, Commissioner of Revenue Administration, said. As many as 4,339 vulnerable areas have been mapped, providing data like relief centres and evacuation routes for use by inter-departmental teams to take appropriate steps, he said.

    The District Collectors have been asked to keep relief centres in coastal areas ready. Also, the inter-departmental zonal teams have been advised to be ready for deployment, he added.

    Also read | Puducherry braces itself to combat cyclone; yellow alert in Himachal Pradesh

    In Andhra Pradesh, the Real-Time Governance Society (RTGS) started issuing alerts on the prevailing cyclonic storm to fishermen through IVRS calls, RTG CEO Babu Ahamed said. “People are also advised not to go to beaches or the seashore because of the rough sea conditions. The RTGS is closely monitoring the movement of deep depression,” he added.

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