On Tuesday morning, Cyclone Gaja took U Turn and headed northwest but again travelled west southwards. The news now is Chennai city would get heavy rains.
According to the report from Indian Metrological Department on Tuesday night, the storm was moving at a speed of 10kmph lay centered over west central and adjoining east central and south Bay of Bengal about 600km east north east of Chennai and 720km north east of Nagapattinam. During the next 24 hours, the storm is likely to move west-south-westwards and intensify further into a cyclonic storm. Then the storm would weaken gradually while moving further towards west- southwards and finally cross Tamil Nadu between Pamban and Cuddalore as a cyclonic storm on 15th of November in the afternoon.
Due to this rainfall would occur in most places and there would be heavy to very heavy rainfall in few places in the state of TN and this includes the Chennai city also. There would be heavy rainfall in cuddalore, Thiruvarur, Thanjavur, Pudukottai, Thoothukudi and Ramanathapuram districts.
From 14th November morning, the sea would be rough and very rough along the coast of Tamil Nadu and Puducherry. The waves would be rise to a height of one metre in the areas of Nagapattinam, Thanjavur,pudukottai and Ramanathapuram districts of Tamil Nadu. Till 15th November the fishermen have been advised not to get in to the sea (south Bay of Bengal). Indian Metrological Department advised to move to safer places and other people in the affected areas must remain indoors.