New Delhi: The deep depression over the southwest and adjoining southeast Bay of Bengal moved west-northwestwards and is very likely to intensify further gradually into a cyclonic storm. It is likely to reach the southwest Bay of Bengal off north Tamil Nadu-Puducherry and adjoining south Andhra Pradesh coasts by the morning of December 8, 2022.
The India Meteorological Department stated that it will continue to move west-northwestwards and cross north Tamilnadu, Puducherry and adjoining south Andhra Pradesh coasts between Puducherry and Sriharikota with a maximum sustained wind speed of 65-75 km per hour gusting to 85 kmph around early hours of December 10, 2022.
While there is broad consensus about the landfall point, the landfall timing is likely to be between 12 UTC of December 9 and and 0000 UTC of December 10.
– global bihari bureau