When it rains, it certainly pours, at least in India.

Less than a week after Cyclone Nivar devastated Tamil Nadu, yet another storm is expected to make landfall in the southern state, as well as Kerala.

The India Meteorological Department said the cyclone, which will cross the Sri Lanka coast on Dec 2, will bring very heavy rain over Tamil Nadu and Kerala.

"A well-marked low pressure area in the Bay of Bengal is likely to intensify further into a deep depression in the next 24 hours.

"It is also likely to intensify further into a cyclonic storm," the department said.

According to the warning, wind speed is expected to reach upwards of 90 kilometres per hour, and the sea is expected to become rough due to the weather system. Fishermen have been advised against going out to sea to work.

Just week, the "very severe cyclonic storm" Nivar had hit Tamil Nadu on Nov 26. Although the cyclone brought heavy rainfall and floods to parts of Tamil Nadu and Puducherry, not much damage to property to life were recorded.


Source: Hindustan Times, The Economic Times
Photo source: AFP via Al-Jazeera