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Cyclone Fani is set to intensify into a severe cyclonic storm

Newdelhi:28/4/19:The Cyclone Fani, formed in south-east Bay of Bengal and adjoining Indian Ocean, is set to intensify into a severe cyclonic storm by this afternoon. It is expected to further intensify into a very severe cyclonic storm by tomorrow. It is currently moving in a north-west direction.

The latest weather bulletin issued by Indian Meteorology Department says it was found laying centred at 1110 kilometres south-east of Chennai and 1300 km away from Machilipattinam in the wee hours today.

It has been travelling at a speed of 15 kilometres per hour in the last six hours. It is set to move in a North West direction till Tuesday, and thereafter recurve northeastwards.

Many places in Kerala are expected to get light to moderate rain on Monday and Tuesday, with heavy rainfall at a few places.

North coastal Tamil Nadu and coastal Andhra Pradesh are set to get light to moderate rain at a few places on Tuesday and Wednesday.

Cyclone Fani is set to gain more steam and become a severe cyclonic storm this afternoon.

It is currently in the south-east Bay of Bengal, The cyclone is moving in a north-west direction.

The IMD said it will travel in the same direction till Tuesday after which it recurves to proceed in the northeast direction. It was lying centred at 1050 kilometres south-east of Chennai.

The weather system has maintained a speed of 15 kilometres per hour in the last six hours. Weather experts say prevailing heat conditions are favourable for Cyclone Fani to intensify further into a very severe cyclonic storm by tomorrow.

The sea conditions would be ranging from very rough to phenomenal, as categorized by the IMD. Fishermen have been asked not to venture into the sea.

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Ashok Palit has completed his graduation from Upendranath College Soro, Balasore and post graduation from Utkal University in Odia Language and literture.. He has also carved out a niche for himself as a scribe of eminence after joining the profession in 1988. He is also an independent media production professional. He brings loads of experience to Advanced Media, Ashok Palit as a cineaste has been active in film criticism for over three decades. As a film society activist, he soared to eminence for his profound commitment to the art film appreciation and aesthetics of cinema. His mode of discourse is often erudite but always lucid and comprehensible marked by a perfect acumen so rare in the field. A film aesthete with an immense fond of critical sensibilities, he wrote about growth and development of odia cinema in New Indian Express, The Times of India, The Hindustan Times, The Asian Age and Screen. He has been working as an Editor for Cine Samaya from 2002-2004.. He had made solid contribution on cinema in many odia Dailies and weekly such as Samaj, Prajatantra, Dharatri, Samaya, Satabadi, and weekly Samaya.

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