Will Kyant cyclone dampen Deepavali celebrations?

Will Kyant cyclone dampen Deepavali celebrations?

A cyclone, Kyant, is heading towards the coast of Andhra Pradesh and is expected to hit the coast over the week-end. Officials at the meteorological department said the cyclone may make landfall in the coastal Prakasam district on Saturday.

“With the gradual setting in of north-easterlies along the east coast, conditions are favourable for the withdrawal of southwest monsoon from the remaining parts of the
country during next three to four days.

Commencement of northeast monsoon rains over the southern parts of the country is likely around 30th October 2016″, a senior official from Regional Meteorological Centre in Chennai said.

M. Mohapatra, head of the Cyclone Warning Division, said Kyant was unlikely to make landfall. This means it will not hit the coast. A cyclone making a landfall usually wreaks havoc and causes damage to life and property.

Kyant is expected to fade into a deep depression on October 29. “Squally winds speed reaching 45-55 kmph gusting to 65 kmph is very likely to prevail along and off south Odisha on October 27 and along and off Andhra Pradesh coasts from October 27 to 30. Light to moderate rainfall at many places over south Odisha, north coastal Andhra Pradesh is very likely on October 27 and 28.”

“Heavy rainfall at isolated places over south coastal Andhra Pradesh is very likely on October 28 to 30 and over north coastal Tamilnadu on October 29 to 31,” the IMD said.