New Delhi: Severe cyclonic storm 'Vardah', which is expected to make a landfall in the afternoon on Monday, has got its name from Pakistan.
'Vardah', which means 'red rose', is expected to hit northern Tamil Nadu and southern Andhra Pradesh around 1.30 pm, according to Indian Navy.
According to the meteorological department, the cyclonic storm 'Vardah' over Bay of Bengal is moving further at a speed of around 13 kmph.
By the time it makes landfall, its intensity is expected to reduce considerably.
Name of cyclones in the Indian Ocean Region are decided by member countries - India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Thailand, Myanmar, Maldives and Oman.
The last cyclone that hit Chennai was 'Nada', a name suggested by Oman.