IMD's forecast suggests isolated heavy rainfall over north coastal Tamil Nadu.
The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued a warning as Cyclone Michaung looms over the Bay of Bengal and the South Andaman Sea. With the potential to intensify, the cyclone is expected to make landfall in and around Tamil Nadu on December 4, prompting concerns and precautionary measures across southern India.
An 'Orange' alert has been sounded for Tamil Nadu and coastal and interior Andhra Pradesh, indicating the likelihood of moderate to heavy rainfall.
IMD's forecast suggests isolated heavy rainfall over north coastal Tamil Nadu between December 2 and December 4. The persisting extreme weather has led to incidents of waterlogging in Chennai and damage to public property.
The well-marked low-pressure area over the Southeast Bay of Bengal has transformed into a depression, with further intensification expected. IMD predicts the system will evolve into a Cyclonic Storm over the Southwest Bay of Bengal by December 3.
Impact on Water Reservoirs
In response to the low pressure system, the government has taken proactive measures, releasing 402 cubic feet of water from Chembarambakkam Lake in Kanchipuram district on December 1. This move aims to manage water levels and prevent potential flooding.
Projected Path of Cyclone Michaung
Cyclone Michaung is projected to move northwestwards, crossing South Andhra Pradesh and adjoining North Tamil Nadu coast between Chennai and Machilipatnam around the evening of December 4. Residents and authorities are to closely monitor updates as the cyclone's path evolves.
Safety Measures for Fishermen
Authorities have issued advisories to fishermen in coastal areas, urging them to suspend activities in the sea for safety reasons.
In light of the approaching cyclone, the government has initiated preemptive actions, including water release from reservoirs and the issuance of alerts.
Public Safety Measures
Residents are advised to stay informed through official channels, follow safety guidelines, and cooperate with authorities.