Sub: Cyclonic storm ‘GAJA’ over southwest and adjoining southeast & westcentral Bay of Bengal: (Cyclone Warning for Tamil Nadu & Puducherry coast: Orange Message), Time of issue: 1230 hours IST, Dated: 14-11-2018

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Yesterday’s cyclonic storm (CS) “Gaja” over westcentral and adjoining eastcentral & south Bay of Bengal (BoB) moved west-southwestwards during past 24 hours and lay centered at 0830 hrs IST of today, the 14 th November, 2018 over southwest and adjoining southeast & westcentral BoB near latitude 13.0°N and longitude 85.1°E, about 520 km east of Chennai (Tamil Nadu) and 620 km east-northeast of Nagapattinam (Tamil Nadu).

It is very likely to move west-southwestwards and intensify further into a severe cyclonic storm during next 12 hours. While moving west-southwestwards further, it is likely to weaken gradually on 15th November and cross Tamil Nadu coast between Pamban and Cuddalore as a cyclonic storm during 15th November evening.