Cyclone Phethai: Coastal areas in Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu on high alert

Written by Newsroom Staff December 16, 2018 09:11

New Delhi: Coastal Andhra Pradesh and north Tamil Nadu are likely to experience rainfall in the next two days with a deep depression set to intensify into a severe cyclonic storm and make a landfall between Ongole and Kakinada in the neighbouring state on Monday.

In view of the system, rainfall at most places with heavy to very heavy showers at a few places is very likely over coastal Andhra Pradesh on December 16 and 17
In view of the system, rainfall at most places with heavy to very heavy showers at a few places is very likely over coastal Andhra Pradesh on December 16 and 17

Anticipating the storm, the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) has been put on high alert along with the Coast Guard.

IMD officials informed that isolated places in Gajapati, Ganjam, Rayagada and Kalahandi districts will experience heavy rainfall from today while many places in Rayagada, Koraput, Malkangiri, Nabarangpur, Kalahandi, Kandhamal, Nuapada, Baragarh, Bolangir, Jharsuguda and Sambalpur district will receive rainfall on Monday.

Isolated heavy rainfall spells are likely to occur in Chennai as the system crosses the Tamil Nadu coast before heading towards Andhra Pradesh
Isolated heavy rainfall spells are likely to occur in Chennai as the system crosses the Tamil Nadu coast before heading towards Andhra Pradesh

“There will be heavy to very heavy rainfall at isolated places in Odisha, south Chhattisgarh on December 16 and December 17,” added the IMD.

The farmers in Odisha have been advised to take necessary measures to protect their crops in view of the rain forecast.