New Delhi: According to the Cyclone Warning Division of the India Meteorological Department (IMD):
Latest satellite and Ship observations indicate that the well marked low pressure area over southeast Bay of Bengal &neighbourhood concentrated into a Depression and lay centered at 0530 hrs IST of 30th November 2020 over southeast Bay of Bengal about 750 km east-southeast of Trincomalee (Sri Lanka) and 1150 km east-southeast of Kanyakumari (India). It is very likely to intensify further into a Deep Depression during next 24 hours. It is also likely to intensify further into a cyclonic storm. It is very likely to move west-northwestwards and cross Sri Lanka coast around evening of 2nd December. It is very like to move nearly westwards thereafter and emerge into Comorin area on3rd December morning.Forecast track and intensity are given below:
|Date/Time(IST)||Position (Lat. 0N/ long. 0E)||Maximum sustained surface wind speed (Kmph)||Category of cyclonic disturbance|
|30.11.20/0530||7.5/88.0||40-50 gusting to 60||Depression|
|30.11.20/1730||7.7/87.0||50-60 gusting to 70||Deep Depression|
|01.12.20/0530||7.9/86.1||60-70 gusting to 80||Cyclonic Storm|
|01.12.20/1730||8.1/84.8||65-75 gusting to 85||Cyclonic Storm|
|02.12.20/0530||8.3/83.1||70-80 gusting to 90||Cyclonic Storm|
|02.12.20/1730||8.5/81.5||70-80 gusting to 90||Cyclonic Storm|
|8.5/80.2||60-70 gusting to 80||Cyclonic Storm|
- Heavy to very heavy rainfall at a few places with isolated Extremely heavy falls very likely over south Tamilnaduand south Keralaon 2nd December, 2020 and Isolated heavy to very heavy rainfall likely over these regions on 1st, 3rd and 4th December 2020.
- Heavy to very heavy rainfall at Isolated places very likely over north Tamilnadu, Puducherry, Mahe&Kariakal and north Kerala during 2nd and 3rd December, 2020 and isolated heavy rainfall during 1st and 4th December.
- Heavy rainfall at isolated places very likely over south Coastal Andhra Pradesh during 2nd& 03rdDecember and over Lakshadweep during 03rd and 4th December, 2020.