Trichy: With a low pressure area likely to develop over southwest Bay of Bengal, India Meteorological Department (IMD) and private weather watchers have hinted at the possibility of it intensifying into a cyclone. The emerging system is likely to have an impact on the central region’s weather for another week. IMD officials said that Trichy and other districts in the central region may witness thunderstorms for the next few days. “Sultry condition prevailing in the region will come down gradually,” an official source with the department said.
Meanwhile, N Selvakumar, an independent weather observer who had predicted the course of Cyclone Gaja last year, said that the low pressure area in the Bay of Bengal would intensify into a cyclone by the end of this month. “On April 29 and 30, almost all parts of the state may witness rainfall.
The coastal districts in the northern parts of the state may receive heavy to very He added that the cyclone to be formed has the maximum possibility of making landfall between Marakkanam (Villupuram) and Adhiramapattinam (Thanjavur). However, the exact place of landfall could be finalised only after April 25. Having gone through tough times during Gaja, Settipulam villagers in Nagapattinam convened a preparedness meeting on Tuesday to gear up for the “new cyclone” ever since the news about its possibility began circulating on social media platforms.