Cyclonic-Storm ‘Gaja’ To Turn Severe In Few Hours


Kolkata: The cyclonic storm ‘Gaja’ which is prevailing over South-East Bay of Bengal could turn severe in next 24 hours as predicted by Indian Meteorological Department of India.

The presence of ‘Gaja’ over East-Middle, West-Middle and South-East Bay of Bengal on Sunday dawn time.

The storm is expected to hot Northern Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh by late Monday. A notice has been issued and distributed to every state and fishermen have been alerted to avoid the coast area.

“The deep depression over southeast and adjoining central Bay of Bengal moved west-northwestwards with a speed of 12 kmph in the past six hours and intensified into a cyclonic storm ‘Gaja’ and lay centred over east-central and adjoining west-central and southeast Bay of Bengal,” the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said on Sunday.

The cyclonic storm is likely to intensify into a ‘severe cyclonic storm’ in the next 24 hrs and move west-northwestwards during next 36 hrs and west-southwestwards towards north Tamil Nadu and south Andhra Pradesh in the subsequent 48 hours, the department said. Fishermen who are in the deep sea have been advised to return to coast before November 12