Blog note: And great earthquakes shall be in diverse places, and famines, and pestilences; and fearful sights and great signs shall there be from heaven. (Luke 21:11). Jesus is giving a series of prophecies about what to look for as the age of grace comes to a close. This verse from Luke is one of many such prophecies from throughout the Bible. 2017 was the worst year in recorded history for the intensity, frequency, severity, duration and occurrence of a large number of severe natural disasters worldwide. Earthquakes, volcanoes, hurricanes, typhoons, cyclones, torrential flooding, unprecedented wildfires in unusual places, devastating droughts, excessive/scorching heat setting records everywhere, record snowfalls in Europe and Russia. Snow in the Arabia. This list can go on. Most studied eschatologists believe these ‘fearful sights’ and massive natural disasters are all part of the ‘CONVERGENCE’ of signs that this Biblical and prophetic age is closing. Most people who study prophecy are familiar with the routine reference(s) made that these things will be like a woman having labor pains that occur in greater severity, frequency, size and duration prior to giving birth. End of note.
Tropical Cyclone “Gaja” moving toward Sri Lanka and southern India
Posted by TW on November 12, 2018. Watchers.news
Tropical Cyclone “Gaja” formed over the Bay of Bengal on November 10, 2018, as the 6th named storm of the 2018 North Indian Ocean cyclone season. The cyclone is moving WSW offshore towards southern India and northern Sri Lanka, bringing heavy rain and strong winds. Current forecast models call for another heavy rain maker to strike the same region after November 20.
At 00:00 UTC on November 12, the center of Tropical Cyclone “Gaja” was located approximately 800 km (500 miles) ENE of Nagapattinam City, Tamil Nadu, SE India and 760 km (472 miles) NE of Trincomalee City, NE Sri Lanka with maximum sustained winds of 65 km/h (40 mph).
Over the next 24 hours, it is forecast to continue strengthening but remaining a tropical storm.
Gaja could reach coastal areas of eastern Tamil Nadu early November 15 (UTC) with maximum sustained winds of 111 km/h (69 mph).
Heavy rainfall and strong winds could affect Tamil Nadu and the southern Andhra Pradesh States as well as northern Sri Lanka on November 14 and 15.