Cyclone Mandous to make landfall during midnight of today
Bhubaneswar: Cyclone ‘Mandous’ over the Southwest Bay of Bengal is likely to make landfall during the midnight of today, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) forecasted.
“The system is likely to cross north Tamil Nadu, Puducherry and adjoining south Andhra Pradesh coasts between Puducherry and Sriharikota around Mahabalipuram as a cyclonic storm with a maximum sustained wind speed of 65-75 kmph gusting to 85 kmph during midnight of today, the 09th December to early hours of 10th December,” the IMD said.
9th December: Light to moderate rainfall at most places with heavy to very heavy rainfall at a few places and extremely heavy rainfall at isolated places very likely over north coastal Tamil Nadu, Puducherry and isolated heavy to very heavy rainfall likely over adjoining south Coastal Andhra Pradesh and north interior Tamil Nadu and Rayalaseema.
10th December: It is likely to reduce to light to moderate rainfall at most places with heavy to very heavy rainfall at isolated places likely over north Tamil Nadu and Rayalaseema and south Andhra Pradesh.
Squally wind, speed reaching 45-55 kmph gusting to 65 kmph is prevailing along & off Tamil Nadu-Puducherry-south Andhra Pradesh-north Sri Lanka coasts. It would increase and becoming 50-60 kmph gusting to 70 kmph during next 06 hours and 65-75 kmph gusting to 85 kmph from today, the 09th December evening till early hours of 10th December. It is likely to reduce gradually thereafter becoming 55-65 kmph gusting to 75 kmph by morning of 10th December and then to 30-40 kmph gusting to 50 kmph by 10th December night.