June 22, 2024
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Tamil Nadu Gets Moderate To Heavy Rainfall Due To Cyclone Mandous

The cyclonic storm “Mandous” was moving closer to the state’s coastline, causing light to moderate rainfall and heavy showers in some areas, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) reported on Friday. The storm is expected to cross the shore close to here starting at midnight.
Widespread rainfall, ranging from light to moderate to heavy, was observed in coastal areas and other regions of the State on December 9 as a result of the cyclonic storm.

According to an IMD official, Kodaikanal received 5 CM of rain. Relief shelters have been used to house people in vulnerable places.In the 130 years between 1891 and 2021, between Chennai and Puducherry, 12 cyclones have passed the coast, according to S Balachandran, head of the IMD-Regional Meteorological Centre.

At the disaster management control room in this location, Chief Minister M K Stalin reviewed the preparedness by interacting with monitoring officers and officials in districts. If this cyclone crosses the coast near Mamallapuram, it will be the 13th cyclone to cross the coast (between Chennai and Puducherry).

“Heavy rainfall is predicted by midnight,” he told an official in Kancheepuram and tasked her to accordingly handle the situation. The Chief Minister later told reporters that all appropriate steps have been taken to tackle the situation and protect the people. Chief Secretary V Irai Anbu chaired a meeting of senior officials and reviewed the preparatory measures.

The IMD reported that Doppler weather radars are keeping an eye on the cyclone, which on December 9 weakened into a cyclonic storm after less than 24 hours as a severe cyclonic storm. According to Balachandran, it was located about 135 miles southeast of Mamallapuram (on Friday at 7.30 PM).

During the late Friday night and early hours of Saturday, the cyclonic storm is highly likely to cross the coast close to Mamallapuram as a cyclonic storm with a maximum sustained wind speed of 65-75 kmph gusting to 85 kmph.

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