India, Sri Lanka - Tropical Cyclone FANI (DG ECHO, India Meteorological Department, Sri Lanka Department of Meteorology, IMD, GDACS, JTWC, media) (ECHO Daily Flash of 29 April 2019)

Tropical Cyclone FANI is moving north-west over the southern Bay of Bengal. On 29 April its centre was located approximately 610 km east of Trincomalee City (Sri Lanka) and 930 km north-east of Chennai City (Tamil Nadu, India) with maximum sustained winds of 83 km/h (tropical storm).

Over the next 24 hours, it will strengthen to a severe cyclonic storm, with maximum sustained winds up to 120 km/h.

A warning for very strong winds, heavy rainfall and rough sea has been issued for coastal areas of Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh and Odisha, India.

Heavy rain, thunderstorms and strong winds are expected over northern and southern provinces of Sri Lanka, and south-eastern India.