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Cyclone ‘Michaung’: Storm Heads Towards Andhra Coast | Top Updates


Cyclone Michaung which emerged from a brewing deep depression within the Bay of Bengal, capturing widespread attention due to its predicted trajectory and potentially impactful course. Set on its path toward the South Andhra Pradesh coast, it has sparked concerns surrounding heavy rainfall, the onslaught of strong winds, and the subsequent potential disruptions.

The looming threat has prompted authorities to issue a series of advisories and undertake precautionary measures. The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) predicted that it will have a maximum wind speed of 80-90 kmph. The cyclone is expected to make landfall in the South Andhra Pradesh coast between Nellore and Machilipatnam on December 5.


The Puducherry district administration imposed Section 144 of the IPC on the coastal areas close to the sea shore of Pudhucherry.

The NDRF and SDRF teams have been deployed in Chennai in view of the upcoming cyclone.

As cyclone ‘Michaung’, is expected to make landfall the Tamil Nadu government has declared a public holiday on Monday. The cancelled trains include express, mail, passenger and special trains originating from, terminating at, or passing through East Coast Railway (ECoR) jurisdiction.

The IMD predicted heavy rainfall in Chennai and surrounding areas for the next 24 hours. As per IMD, heavy rain is likely to occur at isolated places over Chennai, Tiruvallur, Kancheepuram and Chengalpattu districts for the next 24 hours.

The Tamil Nadu government has declared a public holiday on Monday.

The district collector announced holidays for all educational institutions in the NTR district in Andhra Pradesh on December 4 and 5.

As per the Met Department ” CS MICHAUNG lay centered over Westcentral & adjoining Southwest Bay of Bengal off south Andhra Pradesh and adjoining north Tamilnadu coasts about 110 km east-northeast of Chennai, 190 km southeast of Nellore, 210 km northeast of Puducherry, 310 km south-southeast of Bapatla and 330 km southeast of Machilipatnam at 0530 hrs 4 Dec. Likely to move north-northwestwards, intensify & cross betwn Nellore and Machilipatnam close to Bapatla during forenoon of 5 Dec as SCS.”

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