‘Cyclone Lehar’ set to hit Andhra coast with full force by Thursday
Hyderabad – Cyclone Lehar is all set to hit the Andhra coast with full force by Thursday.
Weather bureau reports said that the severe cyclonic storm has now become a ‘very severe cyclonic storm’ over southeast Bay of Bengal, and is moving westwards.
The report said that the cyclone is centred around 1100 kilomters east-southeast of Machilipatnam. It is centred at about 1000 kilomters east-southeast of Kakinada and 940 kilometers southeast of Kalingapatnam.
The system would intensify, move west-northwestwards and cross Andhra Pradesh coast between Machilipatnam and Kalingapatnam near Kakinada around noon on November 28.
People residing in the coastal districts of Andhra Pradesh are gearing up for the cyclone.
Precautionary safety and rehabilitation measures are being taken to avoid loss of life and property. Fishermen have been told not to enter the sea.