Cyclone Mandous likely to form over Bay of Bengal today

The Regional Meteorological Center (RMC) issued orange and yellow alerts for several districts of Tamil Nadu predicting heavy to very heavy rain on December 8.
Cyclone Mandous likely to form over Bay of Bengal today
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CHENNAI: The depression over southeast Bay of Bengal moved west-northwestwards at a speed of 12 kmph, and intensified into a deep depression and lay centred on Tuesday. It is likely to strengthen into a cyclonic storm this evening over the same area.

The cyclone will reach Tamil Nadu and Puducherry coast on Thursday, and move west-northwestwards adjoining the south Andhra Pradesh coast during subsequent 48 hours.

Cyclone Mandous likely to form over Bay of Bengal today
Warning cage 1 mounted at TN and Puducherry harbours

The Regional Meteorological Center (RMC) issued orange and yellow alerts for several districts of Tamil Nadu predicting heavy to very heavy rain on December 8. Northern coastal districts such as Chennai, Tiruvallur, Villupuram, Chengalpattu, Kallakurichi, Nagapattinam to receive very heavy rain.

The other districts are expected to receive heavy rain in the next 24 hours. However, no warning was given to Perambalur district on Thursday.

Meanwhile, the maximum and minimum temperature in Chennai is likely to be reduced by one - two degree Celsius than normal for the next 48 hours due to the system formed over the Southeast Bay of Bengal. The weather stations at Nungambakkam and Meenambakkam will record around 30 degree Celsius and 24 degree Celsius respectively.

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