Cyclone Fani Likely To Intensify Into A "severe cyclonic storm"
Cyclone Fani, which is inching closer to the coast of north Tamil Nadu and south Andhra Pradesh, is likely to intensify into a "severe cyclonic storm" today, the weather department has said. "Fani" could strengthen into a "very severe cyclonic storm" in the next 24 hours and reach the coast by Tuesday evening, reports NDTV.
Cyclone Fani was 1,050 km southeast of Chennai and 1,230 km away from Machilipatnam in Andhra Pradesh, the Met office had tweeted early this morning.
According to an update shared by the India Meteorological Department (IMD), Cyclone Fani is moving northwestwards at a speed of 16 km per hour and is likely to recurve northeastwards after April 30, NDTV reported.