Cyclone Gaja to make landfall Thursday evening

Chennai: The cyclonic storm, Gaja, which was expected to make landfall Thursday afternoon, may now cross the coast in the evening.

According to reports, it was forecast that Gaja would make landfall between Cuddalore and Pamban by noon tomorrow. But it is now stated that it would cross the coast by evening.

Right now, Gaja lies 540 km from Chennai and 640 km from Nagapattinam, says the Indian Meteorological Department.

Due to the prevailing weather condition, tourists have been banned from visiting Dhanushkodi in Ramanathapuram district.

NT Bureau