On the intermittent night of December 8, a deep depression in the southern Bay of Bengal officially strengthened into severe cyclonic storm Mandous. The India Meteorological Department has made several announcements concerning the cyclone. Mandous is around 350 kilometers east-southeast of Karaikal and 440 kilometers southeast of Chennai. On Thursday, December 8, a red alert was issued for 13 districts in Tamil Nadu, and six National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) teams were also sent.
IMD predicts that Cyclone ‘Mandous’ would pass the coast between Puducherry and Sriharikota on December 9 at midnight.
Heavy rain is likely in numerous sections of Tamil Nadu as cyclone ‘Mandous’ crosses the coast between Puducherry and Sriharikota in neighboring Andhra Pradesh on December 9 at midnight, according to the India Meteorological Department.
On December 6, a well-marked low pressure area over the southeast Bay of Bengal. Deepened into a depression, which then intensified into a “deep depression”. And lay around 750 kilometers off Chennai as of Wednesday. The IMD said in a bulletin issued on Thursday that the cyclonic storm ‘Mandous’ (pronounced ‘Man-dous’) was over the Southwest Bay of Bengal about 500 kilometers east of Karaikal.
“It is forecast to proceed west-northwest and traverse north Tamil Nadu, Puducherry, and the bordering South Andhra Pradesh coast between Puducherry and Sriharikota with a wind speed of 70 km/h around midnight on December 9,” according to an IMD advisory. Puducherry is around 160 kilometers from Chennai. In light of the forecasted heavy rains, the Tamil Nadu government has taken all preventive precautions. (PTI)
Schools and colleges in Puducherry and Karaikal will be close on Friday.
Schools and institutions in Puducherry and Karaikal will be close on Friday. Due to Cyclone Mandous, according to Education Minister A Namassivayam.