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Cyclone Mandous likely to form over Bay of Bengal. These states to be impacted


A new tropical cyclone is likely to form over the Bay of Bengal and will affect Tamil Nadu, Puducherry and Andhra Pradesh. Coastal areas will receive heavy rainfall due to the formation of cyclones.

The swirling storm will be named ‘Cyclone Mandous’, a name given by the United Arab Emirates which means treasure box in Arabic. This will be the second tropical cyclone to emerge in the Bay of Bengal after the monsoon this year after ‘Cyclone Sitrang’ made landfall on the Bangladesh coast in October. Cyclone Mandous is likely to cross the coast on December 8. .

An area of ​​low pressure formed over the South Andaman Sea and vicinity on December 5 and persisted over the same area. It is likely to move west-northwest and gather into a depression over southeastern Bay of Bengal this evening. It is then likely to continue moving in a west-northwestward direction, strengthening into a cyclone and making its way to the southwestern Bay of Bengal near northern Tamil Nadu-Puducherry and adjacent to the southern coasts of Andhra Pradesh. on the morning of December 8th.

“According to INSAT 3D imaging, the clouds associated with the low pressure area are low and medium clouds broken with high to very strong convection currents located over the Andaman Sea adjacent to the east. south of the Bay of Bengal, convection has increased over the past 6 hours. Minimum cloud top temperature (ctt) -93°c,” according to the IMD statement.

Under its influence, increased rainfall activity is likely to begin in the northern coastal regions of Tamil Nadu, Puducherry and Karaikal from midnight on December 7. Precipitation activity will increase gradually with precipitation in most of the area. individual heavy to very heavy rainfall areas in northern Tamil Nadu, Puducherry & Karaikal on 5 and 9 December.

Private weather forecaster Skymet said heavy to extreme rain with gusty winds is likely to make landfall in Tamil Nadu and Coastal Andhra Pradesh, from December 7 to 9 and increase on December 8.

“A storm is likely to form, but it could weaken before reaching shore,” said Mahesh Palawat, vice president of climate change and meteorology at Skymet Weather Services, a private forecaster. sea. There will be heavy showers on December 7 and 8. It’s a fast-moving weather system.”

Meanwhile, following heavy rain on December 8, six teams of the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) were deployed in Tamil Nadu.

*With input from agencies

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