The Cyclonic Strom Phethai over Southwest Bay of Bengal has gotten more marked and is presently centered latitude 11.3°N and longitude 84.4°E, about 465 km east-northeast of Trincomalee, Sri Lanka, 480 km east-southeast of Chennai, Tamil Nadu, 640 km south-southeast of Machilipatnam, Andhra Pradesh and 670 km south-southeast Kakinada, Andhra Pradesh.
The system would continue to move in north-northwest direction and hit Andhra Pradesh next by December 17 afternoon between Machilipatnam and Kakinada. The peripherals of the system are already reaching the coast, particularly parts of the coast of Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh.
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With this, clouding would now increase over coastal areas of Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh and Odisha. Rains are also likely to commence soon.
Heavy to very heavy rains likely along the Coastal Andhra Pradesh for the next two days, while moderate to heavy showers are likely over North Coastal Tamil Nadu and Odisha.
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