Depression over Bay of Bengal and Extremely Severe Cyclonic storm ‘Megh’ over Arabian Sea
(Pre-cyclone Watch for north Tamil Nadu & Puducherry coasts)
It would move westnorthwestwards, intensify into a Deep Depression during next 24 hours and subsequently into a Cyclonic Storm. It would cross Tamil Nadu coast between Karaikal and Chennai close to Puducherry around 9th midnight.
Heavy rainfall warning:
Rainfall at most places with heavy to very heavy rainfall at a few places and isolated extremely heavy falls (25 cm or more) would occur over north coastal Tamil Nadu and Puducherry during next 24 hours and north Tamil Nadu and Puducherry during subsequent 24 hours. Rainfall at many places with isolated heavy falls would occur over south and north interior Tamil Nadu during next 24 hours and over south Tamil Nadu, Rayalseema, south coastal Andhra Pradesh, south interior Karnataka and Kerala during subsequent 24 hours.
Squally wind warning:
Squally wind speed reaching 40-50 kmph gusting to 60 kmph would prevail along and off north Tamil Nadu, Puducherry and adjoining Pudukkottai and Ramanathapuram districts of south Tamil Nadu coasts during next 24 hrs. It would increase gradually becoming 55-65 kmph gusting to 75 kmph along and off above coasts from tomorrow.
State of sea:
State of sea would be rough to very rough along and off north Tamil Nadu, Puducherry and adjoining Pudukkottai and Ramanathapuram districts of south Tamil Nadu coasts during next 48 hours.
Fishermen are advised not to venture into sea along and off north Tamil Nadu, Puducherry and adjoining Pudukkottai and Ramanathapuram districts of south Tamil Nadu coasts during next 48 hours.
Extremely severe cyclonic storm ‘Megh’ over Arabian Sea
A Depression formed over eastcentral Arabian Sea in the early morning of 5th November. It moved west-southwestwards, intensified into a Deep Depression in the same noon and into a Cyclonic Storm 'Megh' in the same evening. It further intensified into a severe cyclonic storm in the afternoon of 7th, into a very severe cyclonic storm in the same night and further into an extremely severe cyclonic storm in the early morning of today, the 8th November. It lay centered at 0830 hours IST of today the 8th November 2015 over westcentral and adjoining southwest Arabian Sea near latitude 12.7°N and longitude 55.6°E, about 180 km east of Socotra Island (Yemen) and 510 km south-southeast of Salalah (Oman). It would move westwards passing close to Socotra Island around evening of 8th November 2015. It would then move west-northwestwards across Gulf of Aden and would cross Yemen coast between latitude 13.00 and 14.00 North around evening of 10th November as a cyclonic storm. No adverse weather would occur along and off west coast of India due to this Extremely Severe Cyclonic Storm 'Megh'.