Cyclone brews in bay: Rain expected in coastal TN, Pondy next week

The elusive summer rain will finally bless Chennai with much-needed showers next week as the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has predicted moderate-to-heavy rainfall in coastal Tamilnadu and Puducherry owing to a cyclonic formation in the Bay of Bengal. Continue Reading

Cyclone Phethai to lose intensity, cross Andhra Pradesh coast afternoon

According to the Met department, Phethai is moving at a speed of 23 kmph and is headed for the Andhra Pradesh coast. But it is likely to lose its intensity and cross the Andhra Pradesh coast this afternoon. Continue Reading

Deep depression to turn into cyclone Phethai in 12 hours

Met office sources said it is very likely to intensify further into a cyclonic storm during the next 12 hours and into a severe cyclonic storm in the subsequent 36 hours. Once it becomes a cyclone, it would be named ‘Phethai’, a name given by Thailand. Continue Reading

TN coastal districts on high alert as Gaja inches closer

After five days of travel, severe cyclonic storm Gaja will cross the coast between Cuddalore and Pamban around Nagapattinam this evening / night with a wind speed of 80-90 kmph, gusting to 100 kmph. Chennai is likely to receive light rain. Continue Reading