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Cyclone Ockhi heads toward Lakshadweep Islands; Heavy downpours in Tamil Nadu

Cyclone Ockhi heads toward Lakshadweep Islands; Heavy downpours in Tamil Nadu
Written by Pallavi Parmar

Chennai Weather has continued to get worst. As deep depression over Comorin area has extended further into Cyclone Ockhi. As per the reports, on Thursday the Indian Meteorological Department issued a cyclone warning for the regions of South Kerala, Tamil Nadu and the and Lakshadweep islands. Over the Comorin area, a tropical depression has intensified into a cyclonic storm. The Cyclone named Ockhi is likely to erupt in next 24 hours and move towards the Lakshadweep Islands which turns into a severe cyclone. Therefore, authorities have asked people to stay inside the house and announced to shut down every education institutions of South Kerala’s three districts. Also, the Indian Railways has cancelled at least 12 trains.

Since yesterday the Tamil Nadu has faced heavy showers across the state. And government over there have announced to shut down schools in seven districts of Tamil Nadu including Tirunelveli, Kanyakumari, Thoothukudi and Virudhunagar. As per the reports, the depression was last reported was centred around 170 km south-east of Kanyakumari Comorin. And Chennai has received 6 cm of rain from last night till morning.

As per the IMD, this heavy rainfall expected to occur in many areas in next 24 hours which significantly led to Cyclone Ockhi. This heavy rainfall may cause another cyclone that will likely to hit Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh in next week.

Cyclone Ockhi in chennai

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Pallavi Parmar

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