'Fani' lay centred at 0530 hrs over southeast Bay of Bengal and neighbourhood, about 745 km east-southeast of Trincomalee (Sri Lanka), 1050 km southeast of Chennai (Tamil Nadu) and 1230 km south-southeast of Machilipatnam (Andhra Pradesh), a bulletin by the Indian Meterological Department (IMD) said.
The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) in its evening bulletin on Wednesday stated that the very severe cyclonic storm
over the westcentral Arabian Sea moved northwestwards with a speed of 135-145km/hr during the past six hours and lay centered at 1730 hrs IST (4pm Oman time), over westcentral Arabian Sea, near latitude 14.4AdegN and longitude 58.7AdegE, about 570km east-southeast of Salalah, Oman.
Mentioning that the situation was being constantly monitored by them, the officials said the tropical cyclonic storm
was, however, expected to hit Yemen's and Omani coast.
Over 9,400 people living along the Bay of Bengal coast in SPS Nellore district of Andhra Pradesh were evacuated to relief camps amid heavy rains due to the influence of severe cyclonic storm
According to national organization the Cyclonic Storm
is likely to further weaken into a Depression over the water in Northeast Arabian Sea near the coast of Lower Sindh (Thattah) and Indian Gujrat on Friday evening/night.
The system would continue to move west- northwestwards and intensify further into a very severe cyclonic storm
during the next 12 hours.
Sanjay Kumar, deputy commission of North and Middle Andaman, told PTI: "We have taken all precautionary measures following the cyclonic storm
and people from the vulnerable areas have been shifted to safer places."
Summary: TEHRAN (FNA)- Bangladesh on Wednesday ordered the evacuation of several hundred thousand people as forecasters said a cyclonic storm
would hit low-lying coastal areas by early Thursday.
The Wisconsin wildfires, fueled by an abundance of lumber waste and aided by a cyclonic storm
, burned over large areas of northeastern Wisconsin taking more than 1,700 lives with it.
But she seemed to have every chance when beaten by one of today's rivals, Cyclonic Storm
, last time, despite benefiting from racing close up off a modest pace.
Very Severe Cyclonic Storm
(VSCS) 'VAYU' in the East Arabian Sea has moved in northwest direction during last six hours and weakened into a Severe Tropical Storm.