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Deep depression over Arabian Sea to turn into severe cyclonic storm; bring rainfall to TN, Kerala

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

A deep depression, expected to turn into a severe cyclonic storm, over the is likely to bring rainfall to Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Puducherry and the during next 24 hours, the said Sunday.

After turning into a severe cyclonic storm, it is likely to cross the coasts of and Yemen, the IMD said.

The has said it has put its formations on high alert and its dornier aircraft and ships have been deployed off Kerala, Lakshadweep and Minicoy islands, and south seas.

"A high-level meeting was conducted at Kochi and Lakshadweep with district and to assess preparedness and meet any cyclone related contingency. Specific disaster contingency and preparedness meetings were held all the Lakshadweep and Minicoy islands," the said.

The sea condition would be "rough to very rough" during next 12 hours. An advisory has been issued to fishermen at sea to return to harbour, the said.

"Fishermen are advised not to venture into deep sea areas of Lakshadweep area during next 12 hours," the IMD said.

Another low pressure area over southeast and adjoining north is very likely to concentrate into a depression during next 24 hours. It is "very likely" to move northwestwards towards Odisha coast during next 72 hours, the IMD said.

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First Published: Sun, October 07 2018. 19:55 IST