Cyclone JAL to hit Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh today

Tamil Nadu, and Andhra Pradesh coastlines are bracing for Cyclone JAL. It has been moving along the eastern and northern coasts of Sri Lanka.

A depression that had formed over the Bay of Bengal has turned into a cyclone is moving towards the westwards. Cyclone JAL is expected to cross the east coast by Sunday.Heavy rainfall with 60 kms per hour winds is expected to lash the coastal Andhra Pradesh, Rayalaseema and Tamil Nadu.

Chennai might take the maximum impact if the cyclone continues its current direction. If the cyclone moves northwest then the coastal Andhra will bear the impact.

In A.P the Nellore and Prakasam districts are on the high alert mode as these two districts will have the maximum effect. Collectors of both the districts have alerted the fishermen not to venture into the seas and declared holiday for all the schools on Saturday.

The winds speed reaching from 55-65 kmph to 75 kmph in Tamil Nadu, Puducherry and south Andhra Pradesh coast from morning of 6th November 2010 and increase upto 120-130 kmph to 140 kmph at the time of landfall. Sea conditions will be very rough to high.

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