Sub: Cyclonic storm ‘GAJA’ over interior Tamilnadu, Time of issue: 1340 hours IST, Dated: 16-11-2018


Yesterday’s Severe Cyclonic Storm ‘Gaja’ moved west-southwestwards and crossed Tamilnadu & Puducherry coast between Nagapattinam and Vedaranniyam near latitude 10.5 0N and longitude 79.8 0E with wind speed of 100-110 kmph gusting to 120 kmph during 0030 to 0230 hours IST of today, the 16th November, 2018. Thereafter, it moved nearly westwards, and weakened into a cyclonic storm in the early morning and further into a Deep Depression in the forenoon of today. It lay centred at 1130 hrs IST of today, the 16th November, 2018 over interior Tamilnadu near latitude 10.5°N and longitude 77.6°E, about 80 km northwest of Madurai. It is very likely to move nearly westwards and weaken further into a depression during next six hours and into a well marked low pressure area during subsequent 12 hours.