Cyclonic storm Mandous has crossed over the North Tamilnadu Coast close to Mamallapuram in the wee hours. The landfall process, which began at midnight yesterday has been completed now. It is very likely to move west northwestwards and gradually weaken into a deep depression during the next two hours and into a depression by afternoon today.
The MeT Department has predicted that rainfall is likely to reduce to light and moderate rainfall at isolated places over North Interior Tamilnadu and South Andhra Pradesh.
The Regional head of the MeT department said that Chennai and suburban areas witnessed rainfall upto a maximum of 16 cms due to the Cyclone.
Squally wind, speed reaching 55-65 kmph gusting to 75 kmph likely to prevail along and off south Andhra Pradesh coast from this morning and then to 30-40 kmph gusting to 50 kmph by evening today.
Fishermen are advised not to venture into the sea along and off Andhra Pradesh coast. All the coastal districts and Rayalaseema district have been kept on high alert, to face the situation during cyclone. Heavy to moderate rainfall is recorded in several places in the state.
Orange alert for very heavy rains and wind warnings for south Coastal Andhra Pradesh and Rayalaseema.
Owing to the cyclone, educational institutions continued to remain closed. Exams in colleges and universities are postponed in the State. Air services have been affected due to cross winds today.
Transport services have resumed on the East Coast road. Due to gusty winds, trees have been uprooted in many places and district administrations have swung into action to remove them and restore normalcy.
Puducherry witnessed moderate rains yesterday under influence of Mandous. Now sky is clear. The state Disaster Management Centre said that no major incident has been reported so far. Schools and colleges have been closed today.
Heavy rain with extreme wind
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