The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) on Monday issued a warning that cyclone Fani is bolstering in the Southeast Bay of Bengal and is eventually expected to turn into a ‘Very Severe Cyclonic Storm’ by Tuesday (April 30).
However, the danger of landfall due to cyclone is unlikely in Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh but Odisha still possesses the possibility of the landfall. The IMD said the storm is very likely to move north-westwards till May 1 evening and thereafter recurve north-northwestwards gradually.
The IMD said the cyclonic storm "moved northwestwards with a speed of about 4 kmph in last six hours and lay centred at 0830 hrs IST of 29th April, 2019 over southeast Bay of Bengal and neighbourhood, about 620 km east of Trincomalee (Sri Lanka), 870 km east-southeast of Chennai (Tamil Nadu) and 1040 km south-southeast of Machilipatnam (Andhra Pradesh)."
The department also predicted about light rainfall in some places, while Kerala expects heavy rainfall due to Fani.
"Light to moderate rainfall at few places very likely over north coastal Andhra Pradesh & south coastal Odisha on 2nd May. It is likely to increase in intensity with heavy to very heavy rainfall at isolated places over coastal Odisha & adjoining districts of north coastal Andhra Pradesh from 3rd May. Light to moderate rainfall at many places with heavy falls at isolated places also very likely to commence over coastal districts of West Bengal from 3rd May," the IMD said.