Cyclone ‘Nada’ in Bay of Bengal

India Met Department (IMD) has declared the formation of cyclone ‘Nada’ over South-West and adjoining South-East Bay of Bengal.

The cyclone will continue to move in a west-northwest track that takes it towards the Tamil Nadu coast.

Nada is forecast to reach a peak strength of 75 km/hr to 85 km/hr gusting to 95 km/hr tomorrow and could in fact wind down somewhat in strength before crossing coast.

The US Joint Typhoon Warning Centre had estimated that the wind speeds might range between 62 km/hr and 116 km/hr.

Heavy rain is likely over isolated places over Coastal Andhra Pradesh, Rayalaseema, Coastal and interior Tamil Nadu, and Kerala.