According to the Meteorological Department, Cyclone Mandous, formed in the southwest of the Bay of Bengal, is likely to turn into a ‘severe’ cyclonic storm on Wednesday. The cyclone is likely to hit the Chennai coast today. Due to its effect, winds can blow at a speed of 105 kmph.
The threat of cyclone ‘Mandus’ is looming in the southern part of the country. The cyclone is likely to hit the Chennai coast today. A red alert has been issued in Tamil Nadu, Puducherry and Andhra Pradesh regarding this. Holiday has been declared in schools and colleges in many districts of these states. The Chennai-based Regional Meteorological Center has predicted heavy to very heavy rain at isolated places in Tiruvallur, Chennai, Chengalpattu and Kancheepuram districts.
12 teams of NDRF and State Security Force have been deployed in 10 districts of Tamil Nadu after the Meteorological Department’s alert. In view of cyclone ‘Mandus’, it has been decided to keep all schools and colleges in Chennai, Villupuram, Cuddalore and Kancheepuram districts closed today. Cyclone Mandus is likely to cross Andhra Pradesh’s Sriharikota coast by today midnight.
According to the forecast of the Regional Meteorological Center, light to moderate rain is likely in Ranipettai, Vellore, Tirupattur, Krishnagiri, Dharmapuri, Tiruvannamalai, Kallakurichi, Ariyalur, Perambalur, Tiruchirappalli, Karur, Erode, Salem. Light to moderate rain may occur over Namakkal, Thiruppur, Coimbatore, Nilgiris, Dindigul, Theni, Madurai, Sivagangai, Virudhunagar and Tenkasi districts of Tamil Nadu in the upcoming hours.
At the same time, the Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued a red alert today in three districts of Tamil Nadu, Chengalpattu, Villupuram and Kanchipuram. As per the forecast, Cyclone Mandus may cause light to moderate rainfall at most places and heavy to very heavy rainfall at a few places. While there is a possibility of torrential rain at isolated places in the north coastal areas of Tamil Nadu and Puducherry.
As per the Meteorological Department, Cyclone Mandus formed in the southwest of the Bay of Bengal is likely to turn into a ‘severe’ cyclonic storm on Wednesday. Due to its effect, winds can blow at a speed of 105 kmph. It will gradually weaken into a cyclonic storm before reaching Tamil Nadu coast near Mahabalipuram around Friday midnight.