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Cyclone Michaung: Depression to intensify into cyclonic storm by tomorrow; heavy rain in Andhra, Tamil Nadu | 5 points

Cyclone Michaung News Update: A month after cyclone Hamoon, another depression is brewing over the Bay of Bengal and likely to intensify into a Cyclonic Storm by Sunday.

Due to the cyclonic activity in the region, coastal districts of Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh are expected to witness severe rainfall for next two days. On Saturday, heavy rain lashed several areas of Tamil Nadu’s Tiruvallur and Chengalpattu districts. IMD has issued heavy rainfall warning in coastal districts of the state. Here are top updates on the cyclonic storm Michaung brewing over the Bay of Bengal. 

Top 5 updates on Cyclone Michaung

-The depression brewing over the Bay of Bengal is likely to intensify into a deep depression during the next 12 hours and further, into a cyclonic storm by December 3, said IMD on Saturday.

-“It is likely to intensify into a deep depression during the next 12 hours and further into a cyclonic storm over the southwest Bay of Bengal by December 3. Thereafter, it would move northwestwards and reach near south Andhra Pradesh and adjoining north Tamilnadu coasts by December 4 forenoon,” an IMD release said.

-The cyclonic activity in the sea will also lead to winds blowing at a speed of 45 kmph gusting to 65 kmph over the southeast Bay of Bengal during the next 24 hours. Afterwards, the harsh wind situation is likely to decrease.

-Coastal areas of Tamil Nadu, including Tiruvallur, Palaverkadu, Ponneri, Gummidipoondi, Periyapalayam, Sholavaram and others are witnessing severe rainfall since morning on Saturday. Several places received moderate to heavy rainfall for more than half an hour today morning, as per the Chennai Meteorological Department.

-Areas like Chengalpattu district including Maduranthakam, Seyyur, Thirukalukundram, Thiruporur and Kelambakkam witnessed moderate rainfall on Saturday morning.

-IMD has issued warning for fishermen to not venture into the sea because of harsh sea conditions. Due to the warning, more than 5,000 fishermen didn’t go fishing and around 1,000 boats were docked at Pulicat Lake in Tiruvallur, reported ANI citing officials.

-In the wake of bad weather due to cyclone Michaung, the government has declared a holiday for all colleges in the UT, Karaikal and Yanam regions on December 4.

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Updated: 02 Dec 2023, 05:17 PM IST

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