A second cyclonic storm developing in the Bay of Bengal, two cyclonic vortices on each side of equator detected by IMD.

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Even as Tamil Nadu was grappling with the water-logging triggered by torrential rain brought by cyclone ‘Nivar’, Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) informed about another cyclone is brewing over the Bay of Bengal.

According to IMD, there is a depression over the southeast and adjoining the southwest Bay of Bengal. The depression may very well likely to grow into a deep depression and subsequently into a cyclonic storm.

The storm is likely to move west-northwestwards and cross Sri Lanka coast, close to Trincomalee, during evening-night of 2nd December. It is very likely to move westwards thereafter and emerge into Comorin, Kanyakumari area on 3rd December morning.  

The cyclonic may bring heavy rainfall over Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Puducherry, Karaikal, Mahe, south coastal Andhra Pradesh and Lakshadweep. The environmental conditions were favourable for intensification of the system into a cyclonic storm gradually during the next 24 hours. There was another cyclonic vortex over south Indian ocean with an estimated maximum sustained speed of 25 knots i.e. around 45 km/h and these two vortices on either side of the equator were interacting with each other. 

The depression over Southeast of Bay of Bengal on Monday morning moved west-northwestwards, some 710 kilometres east-southeast of Trincomalee, Sri Lanka and 1120 km east-southeast of Kanyakumari.

The report of a second cyclone came just a couple of days after cyclone Nivar battering Tamil Nadu, Karaikal and Puducherry with heavy rains have raised concerns of civic administration. IMD has issued a warning to coastal areas.

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