As predicted by the India Meteorological Department (IMD), the deep depression over southwest Bay of Bengal intensified into a Cyclonic Storm “Michaung” on Sunday. As per IMD, it is likely to continue to move north-westwards, intensify further and reach Westcentral Bay of Bengal off south Andhra Pradesh and adjoining north Tamil Nadu coasts by December 4 forenoon.
It is likely to move parallelly and close to south Andhra Pradesh coast and cross South Andhra Pradesh coast between Nellore and Machilipatnam during forenoon of December 5 as a Cyclonic Storm with a maximum sustained wind speed of 80-90 kmph gusting to 100 kmph, said IMD.
As per the forecast, the cyclonic storm Michaung is likely to trigger heavy rainfall in several states including coastal Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Puducherry and Odisha.
North Coastal Tamil Nadu & Puducherry: Light to moderate rainfall at most places with heavy to very heavy rainfall at a few places is very likely on December 3 and isolated heavy to very heavy rainfall on December 4, 2023.
Coastal Andhra Pradesh: Light to moderate rainfall at most places with heavy to very heavy rainfall at a few places over south coastal Andhra Pradesh likely on December 3 and heavy to very heavy rainfall with extremely heavy rainfall at isolated places over coastal Andhra Pradesh and Yanam on December 4 and 5. Isolated heavy rainfall is likely over north coastal Andhra Pradesh on December 6 .
Odisha: Light to moderate rainfall at most places with isolated heavy rainfall is likely over south Coastal and adjoining south Interior Odisha during December 4 to December 6 with isolated very heavy rainfall over the same region on December 5.