Cyclone Michaung: Landfall in coastal Andhra expected on Dec 5; heavy rain warning issued

Other than Andhra Pradesh, the warning for heavy rain with thunderstorm has been issued for 12 districts of Tamil Nadu also.

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Courtesy: IMD

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued a warning for cyclone 'Michaung' on Saturday after a depression over the Southwest Bay of Bengal gained strength and travelling 9 kmph west-northwest during the last six hours.

According to the information, the centre of the depression was located at Latitude 10.3°N and Longitude 85.3°E as of 11 pm on December 1, or roughly 630 kilometres east-southeast of Puducherry.

According to the warning issued by IMD, “Depression over SW BoB moved W-NW and lay centered at 2330 hrs IST of 01 Dec about 630 km E-SE of Puducherry, 630 km E-SE of Chennai, 740 km SE of Nellore. Likely to move W-NW and intensify into DD by 2 Dec and further into CS over SW BoB around 3 Dec.”

Light to moderate rain likely in Tamil Nadu

Other than Andhra Pradesh, the warning for heavy rain with thunderstorm has been issued for 12 districts of Tamil Nadu also. The regional weather department forecast says that rain is expected. 

"Moderate thunderstorms and lightning with moderate rain are very likely at isolated places over Nagapattinam, Mayiladuthurai, Thiruvarur, Ramanathapuram, Thiruppur, Dindigul, Tenkasi, Virudhunagar, Thoothukudi, Thirunelveli Kanyakumari and Karaikal districts of Tamil Nadu," the weather department said in a bulletin late on Friday night.

"Light rain is likely at isolated places over Thiruvallur, Kancheepuram, Chengalpattu, Chennai, Villupuram, Cuddalore, Thanjavur, Pudukottai, Sivagangai, Nilgiris, Theni and Puducherry in the next three hours," it added.

Meanwhile, the chief minister of the state, MK Stalin on Friday conducted a meeting with the representatives and the officials to be ready with the appropriate guidelines for the coming days. taking it to his official handle X, “I have held a meeting with 12 district administration heads and given appropriate guidelines as it has been reported that heavy rains are likely to occur in various districts of Tamil Nadu for the next 2-3 days. The government departments are ready to carry out all necessary tasks in a coordinated manner so that the public does not face any inconvenience due to heavy rains. All the people's representatives and officials will stand with the people in the field and ensure their safety.”

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