India: Tamil Nadu - Cyclone alert report - 09 Dec 2005

Report
from UN Development Programme
Published on 09 Dec 2005
Nature of hazard: Tropical cyclone
Cyclone storm 06B "Fanoos" alert has been issued by IMD (India Meteorological Department) that lays over southwest Bay of Bengal. The cyclone storm has moved westward and lay centred at 5.30 AM (IST) on 9th December 2005 at latitude 10.5° N and Longitude 83.5°E approximately at a distance of 450 KM south -east of Chennai coast. The cyclonic system has been forecasted to intensify further and move in a west-north-westerly direction towards Tamil Nadu coast during the next 36 hrs.

Forecast

- Under its influence widespread rainfall is being forecasted to occur from 9th December afternoon along Tamil Nadu coast and southern coastal Andhra Pradesh.

- Gale winds with maximum winds speed of 60-70 Kmph is forecasted to blow off and along the coast of Tamil Nadu and Pondicherry. While along South Andhra Pradesh coast strong winds blowing in a north-easterly direction at a speed occasionally reaching 45-55 KMPH is forecasted along and off the coast.

- The state of the sea will be very rough to high as the cyclone system approaches coastal areas of Tamil Nadu and Pondicherry.

Warning

- Fishermen along north and south Tamil Nadu coast have been advised not to venture into the sea.

- Distant warning signal No.II, No. IV have been hoisted at Chennai, Cuddalore and Nagapattinam ports and also at Pondicherry, Ennore Pamban and Tuticorin ports.

- Along south and north Andhra coast distant Warning signal No.II has been kept hoisted at Visakhapatnam, Kakinada, Krishnapatnam, Nizampatnam and Machilipatnam ports.

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