IMD issues cylone warning for Lakshadweep, parts of Kerala, Tamil Nadu

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India Meteorological Department has issued a cyclone warning for Lakshadweep islands and parts of Kerala and Tamil Nadu.

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"Latest observations and satellite imageries indicate that the deep depression over Comorin area moved west-northwestwards with a speed of 18 kmph during the past 6 hours... The system is very likely to move west-northwestwards and intensify further into a cyclonic storm over the next 12 hours," said a Tamil Nadu State Disaster Management Agency release.

The director of the MET department in Chennai warned the fishermen to not venture into the sea.

"As far as fishermen are concerned those in Kanyakumari, Tuticorin, Rameswaram, have been asked not to venture out into sea till Dec 1 as wind speed will be 65-70 kmph. Sea will be rough," he said.

Owing to heavy rains several schools and colleges in Tamil Nadu will remain shut. A holiday has been declared for all schools and colleges at Thirunelveli.

A holiday has been declared for schools at Thiruvarur as well. The collector of Tanjore too has declared a holiday. Holidays have been declared in Nellai, Kanyakumari and Tuticorin districts as well.

The decision was taken owing to incessant rains that hit these places through the night. A further decision on holidays would be taken after conducting an assessment of the situation later during the rains.

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