The India Meteorological Division (IMD) has issued a warning as Cyclone Michaung features energy over the Bay of Bengal and the South Andaman Sea. With the potential to accentuate, the tropical cyclone is anticipated to make landfall in and round Tamil Nadu on December 4, prompting considerations and precautionary measures throughout southern India.
An ‘Orange’ alert has been sounded for Tamil Nadu and coastal and inside Andhra Pradesh, indicating the chance of reasonable to heavy rainfall because the cyclone intensifies.
IMD’s forecast suggests remoted heavy rainfall over north coastal Tamil Nadu between December 2 and December 4. The persisting excessive climate has led to incidents of waterlogging in Chennai and harm to public property.
#WATCH | Andhra Pradesh: MD, Visakhapatnam Cyclone Warning Centre, Sunanda says, “The low-pressure space has now after statement intensified right into a melancholy close to southeast and adjoining areas neighbourhood. So within the subsequent 24 hours, it’s additional intensified right into a deep… pic.twitter.com/NIFZTue79p
— ANI (@ANI) December 1, 2023
The well-marked low-pressure space over the Southeast Bay of Bengal has reworked right into a melancholy, with additional intensification anticipated. IMD predicts the system will evolve right into a Cyclonic Storm over the Southwest Bay of Bengal by December 3.
Affect on Water Reservoirs
In response to the low stress system, the federal government has taken proactive measures, releasing 402 cubic toes of water from Chembarambakkam Lake in Kanchipuram district on December 1. This transfer goals to handle water ranges and forestall potential flooding.
Projected path of Cyclone Michaung
Cyclone Michaung is projected to maneuver north-westwards, crossing South Andhra Pradesh and adjoining North Tamil Nadu coast between Chennai and Machilipatnam across the night of December 4. Residents and authorities are to intently monitor updates because the cyclone’s path evolves.
Security measures for fishermen
Authorities have issued advisories to fishermen in coastal areas, urging them to droop actions within the sea for security causes.
In mild of the approaching cyclone, the federal government has initiated pre-emptive actions, together with water launch from reservoirs and the issuance of alerts.
Despair over SE and adjoining SW BoB moved W-NW and lay centered at 1730 hrs IST of 01 Dec about 680 km E-SE of Puducherry, 680 km E-SE of Chennai, 790 km SE of Nellore. More likely to transfer W-NW and intensify into DD by 2 Dec and additional into CS over SW BoB round 3 Dec. pic.twitter.com/jAOV5tZuz4
— India Meteorological Division (@Indiametdept) December 1, 2023
Public Security measures
Residents are suggested to remain knowledgeable by means of official channels, observe security pointers, and cooperate with authorities.