On Thursday, the India Meteorological Department said that a severe cyclonic storm Mandous is expected to cross the coast between Puducherry and Sriharikota in neighbouring Andhra Pradesh on the midnight of December 9th.
It is expected to move west-northwest and cross north Tamil Nadu, Puducherry and adjoining South Andhra Pradesh coast between Puducherry and Sriharikota with a wind speed of 70 km per hour around midnight of December 9, according to an IMD bulletin.
As per the IMD's bulletin on December 9, the severe cyclonic storm of Mandous over Southwest Bay of Bengal moved west-northwest with a speed of 13 kmph during the past six hours and lay over Southwest Bay of Bengal at 0530 hours IST on December 9, 2022, according to the severe cyclonic storm Mandous.
It is very likely that it will weaken into a cyclonic storm in the next three hours. It would move northwest and cross North Tamil Nadu, Puducherry and adjoining south Andhra Pradesh coasts between Puducherry and Sriharikota around Mahabalipuram as a cyclonic storm. A maximum sustained wind speed of 65 -- 75 kmph gusting to 85 kmph will be observed during midnight on December 9 to early hours of December 10.
The sea condition is likely to be very high over Southwest Bay Of Bengal during the next six hours and high thereafter until early hours of December 10. It will be rough to very rough over adjoining areas of Westcentral Bay of Bengal until early hours of December 10 and improve gradually thereafter.
The sea condition is very rough to high along and off South Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Puducherry and Sri Lanka coasts during the next six hours, high to morning of December 10 and rough to very rough thereafter for the next 12 hours.
The Tamil Nadu government has advised people to keep their torch or candles, batteries, dry fruits, and drinking water ready for travel and to avoid unnecessary travels. Schools and colleges have been shut down in various Tamil Nadu districts and Puducherry.
Cyclone Mandous: Path, Landfall date and time, Tracker and other details are provided by the Cyclone Mandous:
The deep depression over Southwest and adjoining Southeast Bay of Bengal has intensified into a cyclonic storm Mandous, according to the India Meteorological Department on Thursday. IMD has issued a cyclone alert for north Tamil Nadu, Puducherry and south Andhra Pradesh coasts.