Cyclone alert in Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu coasts

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Andhra Pradesh, Dec 27: The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has alerted the south Andhra Pradesh and north Tamil Nadu coasts of a possible cyclone threat with a cyclonic storm formation in the Bay of Bengal likely to intensify a severe cyclonic storm in the coming hours.

According to IMD, the cyclone named 'Thane' will mostly affect coastal areas of Tamil Nadu and Puducherry besides leaving a moderate impact on coastal parts of the state.

IMD further said that the system is likely to move northwestwards and intensify into a severe cyclonic storm during the next 24 hours.

Weather officials predicted that rain may lash various parts of north and south coastal districts from Dec 27 to Dec 29 under the influence of the cyclone system.

Meanwhile, the Visakhapatnam Cyclone Warning Centre has sounded red alerts across the ports at Andhra coast and fishermen have been advised against venturing into the sea.

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