Cyclone Phethai To Hit Andhra Pradesh by Afternoon; 9 Districts on High Alert. At least 23 passenger trains were cancelled, while one was rescheduled and another partially cancelled as the cyclone moved at a speed of 16 km per hour towards East Godavari district. A holiday has been declared for educational institutions in the coastal districts of the state as a precautionary measure. Cyclone Phethai made a landfall at Katrenikona in the East Godavari district of Andhra Pradesh on Monday. "No one should come out of their homes until the storm crosses the coast. A low pressure area formed on March 10 to the southwest of Sri Lanka, in an area with warm sea surface temperatures and low wind shear. #6ETravelAdvisory: Due to strong winds at Visakhapatnam airport, flight departures and arrivals are affected. "If the grain is still in the fields, tarpaulin should be used to cover the crops. Coastal areas in Eastern Ghats, Pachima Godavari, Visakhapatnam and Vizianagaram districts are expected to receive heavy rainfall. Cyclone Phethai: An alert was sounded in all of Andhra Pradesh's nine coastal districts. The MeT department said that coastal Andhra Pradesh and north Tamil Nadu are likely to experience rainfall in the next two days. The India Met Department said that 'Phethai' was located 320 km east-north-east of Chennai (which it has already left behind) and 160 km of south-east of Machilipatnam in Andhra Pradesh. Strong wind, with speeds reaching 30 to 40 km per hour is likely to blow over northwest Bay of Bengal, the Met said in its forecast. Cyclone Phethai made landfall near Katrenikona in India’s Andhra Pradesh state, lashing the coast with heavy rains and wind. Chennai: Coastal Andhra Pradesh and north Tamil Nadu are likely to experience rainfall in the next two days with a deep depression set to intensify into a severe cyclonic storm and make a landfall between Ongole and Kakinada in the neighbouring state on Monday. Cyclone Phethai Updates: Severe cyclonic storm Phethai has made landfall between Narsapur, Kakinada in Andhra Pradesh, according to reports. Some flights were diverted to Hyderabad. With Cyclone Phethai set to intensify and expected to strike Andhra Pradesh's Kakinada by noon on Monday, the state government scrambled to minimise the damage from the third such cyclone … A holiday has been declared for educational institutions in the coastal districts of the state as a … Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu conducted a review meeting on Cyclone Phethai at the Real Time Governance center at the Secretariat on Monday, 17 December. Farmers can get these from farm officials," the official said. Over 300 villages have been put on high alert in north coastal belt, while about 10,000 state government staff, including 1,000 police personnel, 500 disaster management personnel have been deployed. Several flights were also cancelled to the port city of Visakhapatnam due to turbulent weather conditions. IMD has suggested total suspension of fishing along & off Andhra Pradesh coast till Monday. Visakhapatnam: As cyclone Phethai made landfall in Andhra Pradesh's East Godavari district on Monday afternoon, one person was killed in landslide in Vijayawada city. The Indian Navy, through the Eastern Naval Command, for the past two days had flown 11 sorties across the eastern coast and broadcast warnings to fishermen to stay away from the coastline. Cyclone Phethai makes landfall in Andhra Pradesh: Top highlights . Heavy rains lashed out in Andhra Pradesh on Monday, December 17, after Cyclonic storm 'Phethai' will made landfall across its coast between Vizha and Kakinada t A boat carrying seven fishermen went missing in the Bay of Bengal off … Cyclone Phethai made a landfall at Katrenikona in the East Godavari district of Andhra Pradesh on Monday. The cyclone has not been named yet because it is still a deep depression. Residents of East Godavari, Visakhapatnam, Vizianagaram and Srikakulam should be more careful," he added. The Cyclone may make landfall around Andhra Pradesh on Monday night and turn northeastward due to upper-level strong easterly winds. However, State Disaster Management Authority said that no casualties have been reported from elsewhere so far. The warm waters of … Phethai is the third cyclone that Andhra Pradesh has witnessed in a span of three months. Cyclone Phethai LIVE updates: Indian Navy dispatches ships to carry out rescue operation. Bengaluru: Cyclone Phethai is all set to hit the Andhra Pradesh coast by Monday.There is deep depression in the Bay of Bengal around 900 km off Chennai. The Odisha government has already asked district collectors to take steps to protect paddy from the unseasonal rain. Cyclone Phethai is brewing over the Bay of Bengal and it is likely to hit Andhra Pradesh's coast on Monday afternoon, the weather office said this morning. A trough developed near the equator in the eastern Indian Ocean on March 7. ‘Phethai’ is a tropical cyclonic storm that has started to develop in the Bay of Bengal as a result of which north Tamil Nadu and south Andhra Pradesh are likely to suffer. In view of Cyclone Phethai, rainfall at most places with heavy to very heavy showers at a few places is very likely over coastal Andhra Pradesh … Cyclone Phethai leaves one dead, seven missing in Andhra Pradesh; 'weakened' storm now moving towards Odisha Cyclone Phethai barrelled through coastal Andhra Pradesh on Monday, triggering heavy rains, uprooting trees and electric poles, and claiming one life, officials said. The National Disaster Response Force team has also been put on alert by various district administrations along the coastal regions. People living in low-lying should have also been asked to immediately move to safe places. The cyclone crossed the coast of Kakinanda and Machlipatnam between 11.30 am and 2.30 pm. Normal life remained unaffected while the IMD recorded 17.80 mm rainfall till now. In Andhra Pradesh, 22 passenger trains have been cancelled, one train rescheduled and another partially cancelled in view of the rain due to Cyclone Phethai. Parts of the coastal region, especially Krishna district, on Sunday started experiencing rains and strong winds. It is expected to intensify into a cyclone by tomorrow morning, when it will be christened Cyclone Phethai (a name given by Thailand). Cyclone 'Phethai' made landfall in East Godavari district of Andhra Pradesh Monday afternoon bringing moderate to heavy rains even as normal life remained hit … Andhra Pradesh chief minister N Chandrababu Naidu directed collectors of coastal regions to take all precautions to prevent loss of lives. The national and state disaster response forces were being kept on standby along with 10,000 state government employees as part of disaster preparedness. It will then weaken over eastern India. (PTI) Cyclone Phethai Highlights: Coastal areas in Andhra Pradesh were battered with heavy rains Monday, leaving several trees and electric poles uprooted and claiming the life of one person. Earlier Cyclone Titli and Gaja had also affected the coastal state. The cyclone is alleged to produce surface winds of 120kmph that is sufficient to cause devastation like the Cyclone Gaja. Special Trains between Secunderabad - Kakinada Town @RailMinIndiapic.twitter.com/lexgT081Hx, Winter Superfoods: Add These To Your Diet, Cyclone Phethai Makes Landfall At Andhra Pradesh's Katrenikona: Highlights. Control rooms with their numbers are: In West Bengal, heavy rain is likely to occur over one or two places in Howrah, East and West Midnapore, Purulia, Bankura, West Burdwan, Jhargram and Hooghly district on Monday. The government has alerted people to maintain caution. 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Response teams and officials numbering more than 10000 are stationed as … Andhra Pradesh Minister Nara Lokesh said,''We are bracing up to face Cyclone Phethai. The Indian Meteorological Department said though it weakened slightly, Phethai continues as a … Many places in Odisha such as Rayagada, Koraput, Malkangiri, Nabarangpur, Kalahandi, Kandhamal, Nuapada, Baragarh, Balangir, Jharsuguda and Sambalpur districts would experience heavy rainfall on Monday, the department said. Also Read | Cyclone Phethai: Chennai, Andhra on alert as the new storm expected to be as severe as Gaja The deep depression over southwest and adjoining the southeast Bay of Bengal moved north-northwestwards with a speed of 17 kmph and intensified into a … 2/2. IndiGo airlines also stated that flights are likely to be affected due to the cyclone. Turbulent weather conditions forced the authorities to cancel 14 flights to the port city of Visakhapatnam and divert many others to Hyderabad. Banana and horticulture farmers are advised to store paddy, sorghum and other grains. CHENNAI: Powerful tropical cyclonic storm ‘Phethai’, brewing in the Bay of Bengal, may give Tamil Nadu a miss and head towards Andhra Pradesh, … The cyclone is likely to move north-northwestwards further and cross Andhra Pradesh coast between Ongole and Kakinada on Monday afternoon. … The 1977 Andhra Pradesh cyclone was a devastating tropical cyclone that hit Andhra Pradesh in November 1977, killing at least 10,000 people. The Weather Channel is closely tracking Cyclone Phethai's progress; keep … Squally winds, with a speed of 45-55 kmph gusting to 65 kmph is likely off Andhra Pradesh, north Tamil Nadu and Puducherry coasts … It also forecast light to moderate rainfall and thundershower in many places, mainly south Odisha districts, till December 18. The Real-Time Governance Centre at the state Secretariat announced that 'Phethai' weakened into a cyclone as it made landfall near Katrenikona today afternoon with a wind speed of 80 kmph. The entire Konaseema region is receiving heavy rainfall, Andhra Pradesh Real-Time Governance Society said. The South Central Railway cancelled over 50 trains because of Cyclone Phethai. Amaravati: Cyclone Phethai barrelled through coastal Andhra Pradesh on Monday, triggering heavy rains, uprooting trees along with electric poles, claiming one life, officials said.A boat carrying seven fishermen went missing in the Bay of Bengal off Visakhapatnam, as Phethai crossed the coast in East Godavari district and moved towards Odisha after weakening gradually. According to an official, a severe cyclone, centered around 125 km away from Kakinada, crossed the coast between Yanam and Thuni on Monday. Moving into the eastern Arabian Sea, the low organized into a depression on March 13 at the low latitude of 5° N. After its formation, the depression encountered cooler, drier air, which prevented the system from strengthening beyond an intensity of 45 km/h (30 mph). Cyclone Phethai tilts ONGC oil rig off Andhra Pradesh coast, stabilisation exercise on Cyclone Phethai on Monday made landfall at Katrenikona in East Godavari district of Andhra Pradesh. There are reports of heavy rains and winds in many areas of the district. Cyclone ‘Phethai’ hits Andhra coast, triggers heavy rains. Cyclone Phethai Highlights: Exposed roots of an uprooted trees as Cyclone Phethai barrels through coastal Andhra Pradesh. Moving northwest, the depression passed betw… However, State Disaster Management Authority said that no casualties have been reported from elsewhere so far. Cyclone Phethai landed in Andhra Pradesh's Kakinada coastal region. Do not stay in the vehicles on roads and do not get under the trees. Over 700 passengers were stranded at Visakhapatnam airport due to cancellation of flights. Winds at a speed of 80 to 90 km per hour will hit Visakhapatnam, Vizianagaram and Srikakulam districts. for flight 6E-333 for Dec 17, send ST 333 1612 to 566772. Cyclone Phethai crossed the Andhra Pradesh coast close to Yanam, 40 kms south of Kakinada in east Godavari district between 1.30 pm to 2.30 pm, said the IMD. You may also write to us on Twitter/Facebook or chat with us at https://t.co/MLOVgXpFO0 for any assistance. 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