Cyclone Ockhi heads towards Lakshadweep; Tamil Nadu, Kerala brace for more rain : India, News
Southern areas of Tamil Nadu and Kerala can anticipate “heavy to very heavy rains” tomorrow because of cyclone Ockhi, the personal forecaster Skymet Climate stated Thursday.
The southern elements of India’s two southernmost states will “be lashed by incessant flooding rains,” Skymet stated in a report.
Social media customers are reporting winds, rainfall, and harm to property. One in every of them was senior Congress chief and Thiruvananthapuram MP Shashi Tharoor.
Extreme rainstorm &winds in Thiruvananthapuram. Right here I am battling my umbrella at Shankumukham Seashore the place #Padayorukkam is scheduled to conclude tomorrow w/ mass rally by Rahul Gandhipic.twitter.com/qxXvugMqHV
– Shashi Tharoor (@ShashiTharoor) November 30, 2017
A 24-year-old man, Vishnu, was killed in Kerala’s Kollam after a tree fell on his autorickshaw.
The MeT division stated Kanyakumari, Tuticorin and Rameshwaram in Tamil Nadu would obtain “heavy rainfall” within the subsequent 24 hours, and requested fishermen in these areas to not enterprise out to sea, predicting windspeeds of 65-70 kmph. The state’s catastrophe administration authority later requested residents of those southern areas to remain indoors.
Kerala’s state catastrophe administration authority stated heavy rains have been attainable in southern areas between at this time and Friday, and in addition suggested in opposition to fishing. Windspeeds may very well be as excessive as 55-65 kmph within the subsequent 48 hours, it stated.
Puducherry will obtain average rainfall within the subsequent 24 hours, and Chennai can anticipate a “few spells of rain,” MeT division director Balachandran stated.
Cyclone Ockchi “is predicted to intendify in to a extreme cyclonic storm” by Friday, and journey within the route of the archipelago of Lakshadweep, Skymet Climate stated.
In entrance of my house ?????? cyclone #Nagercoil#Kanyakumaripic.twitter.com/pznF42BGOr
– Jeyasree (@Jeyasree_M) November 30, 2017
4pm. Itâ€™s pitch darkish right here. Rain has picked up a bit now. Wind hasnâ€™t eased a bit. Nonetheless at instances itâ€™s ferocious and scary. First time expertise of a cyclone on this half. pic.twitter.com/zxcgR5taXN
– VIJAYA KUMAR (@pevekay) November 30, 2017
Keep protected all!Heavy to very heavy rain forecast for south Tamilnadu and south Kerala.Cyclone Ockhi shaped 60 KM south of Kanyakumari.Cyclone more likely to intensify right into a extreme cyclone, transfer West in direction of Lakshadweep. Video courtsey Ren Abraham who received caught enroute to Nagarcoil. pic.twitter.com/iDeALAatfk
– Sneha Koshy (@SnehaMKoshy) November 30, 2017