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

Chennai receives sudden showers

Chennaiites woke up to a bright, hot and sunny day, But by noon, the conditions went upside down. Hour-long heavy rainfall lashed the city drenching its streets. Motorists, as usual, faced the brunt of the situation as traffic came to a blistering halt at almost all key stretches.

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Cyclonic storm in making over Arabian Sea; red alert in TN 

A low pressure area will be developing over southeast Arabian Sea tomorrow. It will concentrate into a depression and move northwestwards during the next 48 hours following which it will intensity into a cyclonic storm and move towards Oman, said RMC ACWC director S Balachandran. Continue Reading