The Meteorological Department of India has now issued a ‘Red Alert’ in the Tamil Naidu for the 30th of April and 1st May. According to the press release issued by the report, Cyclone Fani was likely to hit the entire state over the couple of two years and very heavy rainfall are also expected to hit in the Coastal Puducherry and Tamil Naidu.
The alert also revealed “rainfall at most places with the heavy falls at some of the few places with the extremely heavy at some of the isolated places” is also expected during the time of two days in the state.
The report has also predicted that the heavy rainfall in some other southern states which includes Kerala, with the likelihood of the depressions forming the Bay of Bengal. Strong winds are also expected in the state from the Friday itself. A ‘yellow alert’ has also been issued for the Idukki, Malappuram, and Thrissur on the 29th of April.
Fishermen have also been advised to not to venture into the sea at the time of these days, while the locals have been urged to refrain from the night travels where the landslides are a high possibility.
The National Disaster Management Authority wrote on a Twitter: “Heavy to very heavy rainfall at isolated places likely over #Tamilnadu& #Puducherry and Heavy Rainfall at isolated places likely over #Assam & #Meghalaya, #Arunachal Pradesh, and Sub-Himalayan #WestBengal& #Sikkim.”
Pradeep John who is popularly known by the name as ‘Tamil Naidu Weatherman’ for his regular updates and posts on the local weather on his Facebook page said: “Slowly consensus is coming in from all numerical weather models. The ridge building up will block the cyclone going away… As the forecasted cyclone is expected to stall because of the ridge, this is going to dump lots and lots and lots of rains where ever it is going to cross and surrounding areas. Droughts to floods can happen in some areas if this going to cross Tamil Nadu. One more day needed to accurately say this is going to be for Tami Nadu. It is as of 60% favorable to Tamil Nadu…
This cyclone if it crosses near Chennai, it will solve all our water problems and all our lakes will be filled up to the brim. Sadly it will be powerful, we need to sacrifice some of the trees for the water sake.