The cyclonic storm “Nada” over southwest Bay of Bengal moved west-northwestwards on December 1 with a speed of about 12 kmph, weakened into a deep depression and lay centred at 11:30 AM near Latitude 10.6ºN and Longitude 81.2ºE over southwest Bay of Bengal, about 290 km south-southeast of Chennai, 210 km southeast of Puducherry and 220 km north of Trincomalee (Srilanka). The system is very likely to continue to move west-northwestward, weaken further gradually into a depression during next 24 hours and cross north Tamil Nadu coast between Vedaranniyam and Puducherry, south of Cuddalore by early hours of December 2.
The information has been collated through the India Meteorological Department (IMD) bulletin issued on December 1, 2016 at 2:30 PM.
Track of Cyclone Nada and Near Forecast: –
|Date / Time (IST)||Position (lat. oN / long. oE)||Maximum Sustained Surface Wind speed (kmph)||Category of Cyclonic Disturbance|
|01-12-2016 / 11:30||10.6 / 81.2||55-65 Gusting to 75||Deep Depression|
|01-12-2016 / 17:30||10.8 / 80.4||55-65 Gusting to 75||Deep Depression|
|01-12-2016 / 23:30||11.0 / 79.8||50-60 Gusting to 70||Deep Depression|
|02-12-2016 / 05:30||11.2 / 79.1||40-50 Gusting to 60||Depression|
|02-12-2016 / 11:30||11.3 / 78.3||20-30 Gusting to 40||Low|
Warning Issued by IMD: –
- Heavy Rainfall Warning: Light to moderate rainfall at most places with isolated heavy to very heavy rainfall is very likely during next 24 hours and rainfall at many places with isolated heavy falls during subsequent 24 hours over Tamil Nadu and Puducherry. Light to moderate rainfall at many places with isolated heavy falls is very likely over Kerala on December 2 and 3, 2016.
- Wind warning: Squally winds speed reaching 45-55 kmph gusting to 65 kmph would prevail along and off Tamil Nadu and Puducherry coasts during next 24 hours.
- Sea condition: Sea condition would be rough to very rough along and off Tamil Nadu and Puducherry coasts during next 24 hours.
- Action Suggested: Fishermen are advised not to venture into sea along and off Tamil Nadu and Puducherry coasts during next 24 hours.