Cyclone Michaung set to intensify into a cyclonic storm by tomorrow, bringing heavy rain to Andhra and Tamil Nadu; 7 points.

A month after cyclone Hamoon, a new depression is forming over the Bay of Bengal, expected to intensify into a Cyclonic Storm by Sunday. Coastal districts of Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, and Odisha anticipate severe rainfall due to the cyclonic activity. On Saturday, heavy rain hit areas in Tamil Nadu’s Tiruvallur and Chengalpattu districts. IMD issued heavy rainfall warnings in coastal districts. Here are the top updates on Cyclone Michaung:

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1.The depression is projected to intensify into a deep depression within 12 hours and evolve into a cyclonic storm by December 3, according to IMD.

2.Deputy-Director General of Meteorology, S Balachandran, outlined the track of Cyclone Michaung, mentioning its movement northwestwards, reaching south Andhra Pradesh and north Tamil Nadu coasts by December 4 forenoon.

3.The cyclonic activity in the sea will lead to winds of 45 kmph gusting to 65 kmph over the southeast Bay of Bengal during the next 24 hours. Coastal areas of Tamil Nadu, including Tiruvallur, Palaverkadu, Ponneri, Gummidipoondi, Periyapalayam, Sholavaram, are experiencing severe rainfall.

4.Chengalpattu district, including Maduranthakam, Seyyur, Thirukalukundram, Thiruporur, and Kelambakkam, witnessed moderate rainfall on Saturday morning.

5.In anticipation of adverse weather, the government declared a holiday for all colleges in UT, Karaikal, and Yanam regions on December 4. IMD warned fishermen against venturing into the sea, leading to over 5,000 fishermen refraining from fishing, and around 1,000 boats were docked at Pulicat Lake in Tiruvallur.

6.IMD’s latest bulletin advises fishermen to avoid the southeast Bay of Bengal on December 2, southwest Bay of Bengal, and along and off the north Tamil Nadu-Puducherry Coasts from December 2 to 4.

7.Fishermen are cautioned against entering the west-central Bay of Bengal and along and off the Andhra Pradesh Coast from December 2 morning to 5th December, along and off the South Odisha coast from December 4 evening till December 5th.

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