Cyclone Nilam may hit Goa

Cyclone Nilam is likely to affect Goa, too, though not intensely, as the meteorological centre has forecast some light thundershowers on November 1 and 2.

The deep depression which intensified into a cyclone is likely to hit Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh coast. "The skies have become overcast and there may be some light thundershowers on Thursday and Friday," K V Singh, director, met centre, Altinho, said.

The maximum temperature recorded on Tuesday was 34 degrees Celsius. The mercury had dropped to 21.3 degrees Celsius at night after hovering around 23.7 degrees Celsius to 24.7 degrees Celsius for five days. Another system, a trough of low pressure is also forming near Lakshadweep. "It has not developed as yet," Singh said. [TOI]