Zoom News : Dec 09, 2022, 07:36 PM
Tamil Nadu News: Cyclone 'Mandus' has started showing its effect in the southern states. Here in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, heavy rains were recorded on Friday. Amidst the threat of cyclone, at least four flights had to be canceled and many flights have been delayed. The cyclonic storm Mandus formed over the Bay of Bengal will pass through the coastal area between northern Tamil Nadu and southern Andhra Pradesh on the night of 9 December and early morning of 10 December. This cyclone is likely to pass between Sriharikota and Puducherry in Andhra Pradesh.According to the Indian Meteorological Department, due to the effect of this system formed in the Bay of Bengal, there may be heavy rains in some parts of Tamil Nadu. A Twitter update by the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) said that Mandus is located 270 km east-southeast of Karaikal. An IMD official said that it is expected to cross the coast near Malappuram. It is centered about 270 km away from Chennai.Locks on educational institutions in Tamil NaduThe IMD official said that it will weaken into a cyclonic storm in the next few hours. In view of IMD's warning of heavy rains and strong winds, educational institutions have been kept closed in many districts of Tamil Nadu. Meanwhile in neighboring Puducherry, the regional administration declared a holiday for all schools and colleges in Puducherry and Karaikal regions on Friday and Saturday after the IMD issued a cyclone warning. The low pressure area over the Bay of Bengal had turned into a deep depression on December 6. On Wednesday it was located about 750 km from Chennai.Cyclone will pass between Puducherry and SriharikotaAccording to the bulletin issued by IMD, cyclonic storm Mandus is present in the southwest of the Bay of Bengal, about 500 km to the southeast of Karaikal. According to the bulletin, it is very likely to move west-northwestwards and cross north Tamil Nadu, Puducherry and adjoining Andhra Pradesh south coast between Puducherry and Sriharikota around midnight of December 9 with winds reaching 70 kmph. Chances are. Puducherry is about 160 kilometers away from Chennai. The Tamil Nadu government has taken all precautionary measures in view of the forecast of heavy rains.