Andhra Pradesh has been placed on Cyclone Phethai alert, according to state officials on Thursday.
CM said highers prepared to move out from vulnerable coastal communities in case Cyclone Phethai makes landfall, according to sources in Vijayawada. N Chandrababu Naidu has directed district collectors in south-coastal Andhra Pradesh to be on the alert.
Officials from the India Meteorological Department (IMD) expressed the depression over the Bay of Bengal, which formed on Thursday, is expected to turn into a cyclone, named Phethai, by Friday.
October, and Cyclone Gaja, which made landfall in Tamil Nadu in November. It is the third cyclone in the northeast monsoon season this year after Cyclone Titli, which made landfall in Srikakulam district in October.
Cyclone Phethai indications will make landfall elsewhere in the south, IMD official said that chances of the cyclone making landfall in the south coastal Andhra Pradesh remain high. cyclone located over the sea, 1,300 km away from Machilipatnam coast in Krishna district on Thursday.