Cyclone Michaung Highlights: Extremely Heavy Rains in City As Cyclone Comes Closer; Trains Cancelled, Flights Diverted
Cyclone Michaung, Chennai Heavy Rains, Weather Forecast: The possibility of more than 20 centimeters of rain causes IMD to issue a red alert for the areas surrounding Chennai. As it moves westward, the cyclone is expected to get stronger until it reaches the middle West Bengal Bay of Bengal. Concerns are raised for the coastal regions of south Andhra Pradesh and the neighboring north Tamil Nadu due to the possibility of enhanced severity.
Chennai Rains LIVE: Heavy Downpour Leads to Waterlogging, Traffic Chaos in City
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Chennai Rains LIVE: 2 Die in Wall Collapse Incident in KanathurAmid heavy rainfall accompanied by gusty winds, a newly constructed wall collapsed in the Kanathur area, East Coastal Road, Chennai, this morning. Two people died and one was critically injured in this incident. The deceased are residents of Jharkhand. Kanathur Police are investigating the matter.
Chennai Heavy Rains LIVE: NDRF Evacuates People From Waterlogged Areas in ChennaiHeavy showers continued to pound Chennai and nearby districts on Monday under the impact of a cyclonic storm - Cyclone Michaung, which is likely to cross the coast in Andhra Pradesh on December 5.The cyclone is very close to Chennai as of now.
Cyclone Michaung in Chennai LIVE: When Will Rain Stop in Chennai?As per a seven day forecast issued by IMD, Chennai will witness extremely heavy rainfall on December 4 due the effect of Cyclone Michaung and light to moderate rain activity is expected to continue in the city till December 9.
Cyclone Michaung LIVE: Preparations Underway for Uninterrupted Power Supply Ahead of CycloneTamil Nadu Electricity Minister inspects preparations for Cyclone Michaung in Thiruvallur. Emphasis on uninterrupted power supply in coastal areas. Logistical arrangements made, including 3,650 electric poles, 450 km cables, 40 transformers, and 1,500 field workers.
Cyclone Michaung LIVE Update: Chennai Regional Metrology DirectorBalachandran, Chennai Regional Metrology Director, told ANI that over the past six hours, Cyclone Michaung has been moving at a speed of 10 km/h, and it is projected to continue in the northwest direction. Intensification into a severe cyclonic storm is anticipated by noon today at 4.
Cyclone Michaung LIVE: How Far Is Cyclone From Chennai?Chennai Regional Metrology Director says, "Cyclone 'Michaung' lies about 100 km from East-North East of Chennai. In the last 6 hours, it has moved at the speed of 10 km/hr and it's expected to move in the northwest direction, intensified to severe cyclonic storm is expected by 4 noon today. Further, it will move parallel to the coast of north Tamil Nadu and South Andhra Pradesh, expected to cross Nellore- Machilipatnam by tomorrow at 4 noon.
Cyclone Michaung LIVE Update: TNSDMA Urges Work from HomeThe Tamil Nadu State Disaster Management Authority (TNSDMA) issues an advisory urging companies in Chennai and nearby districts to implement work-from-home (WfH) for employees on Monday due to the impending cyclone.
Cyclone Michaung LIVE: Several Flights Cancelled and DivertedDue to cyclone Michaung, several flights from Chennai Airport were diverted to Bengaluru Airport on December 4th and several others are being cancelled, Read more
Cyclone Michaung LIVE: Cyclone to Intensify and Cross South Andhra Pradesh Coast on 5th DecemberCyclone Michaung, which is currently brewing over the Bay of Bengal, is expected to intensify further and cross the South Andhra Pradesh coast between Nellore and Machilipatnam during the forenoon of December 5th as a Severe Cyclonic Storm with a maximum sustained wind speed of 90-100 kmph gusting to 110 kmph.The cyclone is likely to continue to move north-northwestwards and reach Westcentral Bay of Bengal off south Andhra Pradesh and adjoining north Tamil Nadu coasts by today, 4th December forenoon. Thereafter, it would move nearly northwards almost parallel and close to south Andhra Pradesh coast.
Chennai Waterlogging LIVE: Heavy Rains Lashes City, Subway FloodedWaterlogging has closed several subways inside the Greater Chennai Police boundaries, causing disruptions to regular travels. Saidapet Aranganathan, Gangureddy, Madley, Duraisamy, and other subways are among those impacted.
Chennai Rains LIVE: Cyclone is Moving With A Speed Of 14 kmphThe Cyclonic Storm “MICHAUNG” (pronounced as MIGJAUM) over Southwest Bay of Bengal moved north-northwestwards with a speed of 14 kmph during past 06 hours and lay centered at 0230 hours IST of 4th December, 2023 over the Southwest & adjoining Westcentral Bay of Bengal near Latitude 13.0°N and Longitude 81.4°E, about 200 km east-northeast of Puducherry, 130 km east of Chennai, 220 km southeast of Nellore, 330 km south-southeast of Bapatla and 350 km south-southeast of Machilipatnam.
Chennai Rains LIVE: Subways closed due to water loggingSaidapet- Aranganathan SubwayGengureddy SubwayMadley SubwayRangarajapuramPazhavanthangal subwayThillai Ganga nagar subwayC.P. road subwayVillivakkam subwaySembium (perambur) subwayGanesapuram subwayVyasarpadi subwayManickam Nagar subwayDuraisamy subwayRBI Subway.
Chennai Rains LIVE: Trees uprooted in several areasSeveral trees are uprooted in Adyar Near Fortis Malar Hospital, Shastri Bhavan- Haddows Road, Thousand light - Kadhar Nawaskhan Road, Greams Road, Loyola College- Liba Gate, Egmore Near Police Hospital, T.Nagar - near Kamalalayam, Kilpaauk New Avadi Road, Korukupet Nagaappan Street, Anna Nagar 3rd Avenue.
Cyclone Michaung LIVE: Intense Rainfall in Tamil NaduRain begins to fall in Chennai, and the Regional Meteorological Centre says it will get heavier till December 5. Rainfall in Chengalpet, Kanchipuram, Thiruvallur, and other areas of Tamil Nadu is expected to be heavy to extremely heavy. Read more
Chennai Rains LIVE: Heavy rainfall has resulted in waterlogging in several areas
Cyclone Michaung LIVE: Train Services Suspended Until 8 Am On December 4Suburban train services in all Chennai Suburban sections have been temporarily suspended until 8:00 AM today (December 4th) due to heavy rains and water logging. Only Passenger Specials will be operated until further notice.
Cyclone Michaung Today LIVE Update: To Cross Chennai TODAYToday, December 4, is scheduled to be Cyclone Michaung's passage through Chennai. It is predicted to make landfall between Machilipatnam and Nellore on December 5, strengthening rains till then.
Chennai Rains LIVE: Areas InundatedEarly on Monday, people of Chennai took to social media, especially the X platform (previously Twitter), where they shared recordings of intense rain and wind.
Cyclone Alert LIVE: PM Modi Warning To CitizensIn an effort to coordinate relief and rescue efforts, Prime Minister Narendra Modi issued a warning to his fellow citizens on Sunday about the impending "Cyclone Michaung." He said he was in close communication with the administrations of the states along the eastern seaboard.
Cyclone Michaung Tracker: 50 km Away From City, Says ForecastersThe cyclone's center edge has approached the shore of Chennai by as much as 50 kilometers. The next intense band is forming, and most stations will cross 200 mm as it moves in.
Chennai Red Alert: Districts Are Expecting Severe RainfallRed Alert: Chennai Districts Are Expecting Severe RainfallThe possibility of more than 20 centimeters of rain causes IMD to issue a red alert for the areas surrounding Chennai. S. Balachandran, the Additional Director General of Meteorology, reported that as of 8.30 AM on Sunday, the storm's pace was 8 km/h.
Cyclone Michaung LIVE Update: Expected to Get SevereAs it moves westward, the cyclone is expected to get stronger until it reaches the middle West Bengal Bay of Bengal. Concerns are raised for the coastal regions of south Andhra Pradesh and the neighboring north Tamil Nadu due to the possibility of enhanced severity.
Chennai Rains LIVE: PM Modi Speaks To Andhra Pradesh CM, Takes Stock Of PreparationsPrime Minister Narendra Modi has spoken to Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy to discuss the preparations for Cyclone Michaung. Modi has assured Reddy of all central government support and has directed top officials to provide all necessary assistance to the state.
Chennai rains LIVE: Heaviest Rainfall Is Anticipated Along The Andhra Pradesh CoastCyclone Michaung is forecast to continue intensifying until December 4, with landfall expected on December 5 in the southern coastal region of Andhra Pradesh. The heaviest rainfall is anticipated along the Andhra Pradesh coast. This marks the fourth cyclone of the 2023 post-monsoon season, surpassing the previous record set in 2019.
Chennai Rains LIVE: Relief Centres In Zones 6 to 10
Chennai Rains LIVE: Rainfall To Ease In Tamil Nadu From Tomorrow EveningStarting tomorrow evening, the intensity of rainfall is expected to decrease, giving way to windy conditions. By Tuesday, the weather is anticipated to be clear, with no rainfall or strong winds.
Chennai Rains LIVE: High Tides Witnessed In NagapattinamAs Cyclone Michaung intensified from a deep depression over the Bay of Bengal, it brought about significant disruptions in Tamil Nadu. High tides were witnessed in Nagapattinam, causing concerns for coastal residents. Additionally, heavy rainfall in Chengalpattu led to damage to paddy crops, impacting the agricultural sector.
Chennai Rains LIVE: Essential Services to Remain Functional Amidst Public Holiday TomorrowDue to the anticipated severe weather conditions associated with Cyclone Michaung, the government has declared a public holiday for Chennai, Tiruvallur, Kancheepuram, and Chengalpattu districts on December 4, Monday. However, all essential services, including police, fire services, local bodies, milk supply, water supply, hospitals/medical shops, power supply, transport, fuel outlets, hotels/restaurants, and offices engaged in disaster response, relief, and rescue activities, will continue to operate as usual.
Chennai Rains LIVE: Cyclone Michaung Nears ChennaiCyclone Michaung is currently located approximately 200 kilometers away from southeast of Chennai and is continuing to move in a northwest direction. As it approaches Chennai, the intensity of rainfall is expected to increase. Currently, widespread rains are being observed along the coastal stretch between Mahabalipuram and Pondicherry. This rainfall impact zone is also expected to expand as the cyclone moves further north. In about 12 hours, Cyclone Michaung is expected to be positioned east of Chennai.
Chennai Rains LIVE: Cyclone Michaung To Make Close Approach To The City TomorrowCyclone Michaung is currently 300 kilometers away from Chennai and is expected to make a close approach to the city tomorrow morning. This close proximity will lead to dense cloud formation and a significant increase in rainfall intensity from the evening onward.
Cyclone Michaung LIVE: Essential Safety Guidelines to Stay SafeAvoid being swayed by rumors and false information and Do not leave shelters until instructed to do so by rescue personnel. Do not venture outside during the lull in the storm, but minor repairs can be carried out if necessary
Cyclone Michaung LIVE: List of Trains Cancelled in Tamil NaduMannargudi-Bhagat Ki Kothi Superfast Express (22674): Cancelled on December 4.Bhagat Ki Kothi-Mannargudi Superfast Express (22673): Cancelled on December 7.Tirunelveli-Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Katra Express (16787): Cancelled on December 4.Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Katra-Tirunelveli Express (16788): Cancelled on December 7.Madurai-Hazrat Nizamuddin Sampark Kranti Express (12651): Cancelled on December 5.Hazrat Nizamuddin-Madurai Sampark Kranti Express (12652): Cancelled on December 7.Rameswaram-Banaras Weekly Superfast Express (22535): Cancelled on December 6.
Chennai Rains LIVE: Precautions To Taken Ahead of CycloneInspect houses, reinforce loose tiles by cementing as needed, and repair doors and windows.Survey the surroundings of your house. Remove dead or dying trees and secure movable objects such as lumber piles, loose bricks, garbage cans, signboards, and loose zinc sheets.
Chennai Rains LIVE: GCC Staff Work Diligently to Prevent Flooding in ChennaiIn an effort to combat the potential for flooding caused by heavy rainfall, Greater Chennai Corporation (GCC) staff have been tirelessly working to dewater roads in low-lying areas. Tractor pumps have been deployed to Rangarajapuram Main Road and Parangusapuram Street to effectively remove excess water.
Chennai Rains LIVE: Critical 24-hours for Chennai and surrounding areasCyclone Michaung is now 250 kilometers closer to Chennai, bringing heavy rain bands and wind speeds of up to 60-70 kilometers per hour tonight and tomorrow morning. People are strongly advised to avoid going outdoors during this time. This is a critical 24-hour period for Chennai and surrounding areas, residents are adviced to stay safe and take all necessary precautions.
Chennai Rains LIVE: Avan Shanmugam Salai in Royapettah Inundated, Causing Major DisruptionsAvan Shanmugam Salai, a busy thoroughfare in Royapettah, Chennai, is currently inundated with water, making it extremely challenging for pedestrians and motorists to navigate the area. The flooding has been caused by heavy rainfall over the past few days.Pedestrians are forced to wade through the knee-deep water, while motorists are struggling to find alternate routes. The situation is particularly difficult for two-wheeler riders, who risk losing their balance and falling into the water.
Chennai Rains LIVE Update: City Corporation Urges Coastal Areas Residents To RelocateDue to strong rains and winds over 70 km/h, Greater Chennai Corporation on Sunday, December 3, 2023, recommended inhabitants in low-lying and coastal areas to relocate to safer areas, such as the civic body's 162 relief shelters.
Chennai Rains LIVE: Update on Cyclone Michaung and Rains in ChennaiCyclone Michaung is now located approximately 250 kilometers southeast of Chennai, east of Pondicherry. It continues to move west-northwest towards the north Tamil Nadu coast and is expected to intensify further tonight. Based on satellite imagery, the first continuous spell of heavy rains in Chennai and its suburbs is expected to begin around 7 PM. Gradually, the spells will become longer and heavier.
Chennai Rains LIVE: Chennai Brace for Heavy Rains as Cyclone Michaung ApproachesThe primary bands of Cyclone Michaung are now located approximately 100 kilometers east of Chennai. As the cyclone's circulation gradually recycles, heavy and continuous rainfall is expected to commence over land starting this evening. Until then, showers may occur every 30 minutes or so as the outer bands circulate around the cyclone. It is strongly advised to avoid venturing outside from this evening/tonight unless it is absolutely necessary.
Chennai Rains LIVE: Fishermen Warned to Stay AshoreFishermen are advised not to venture into the sea until further notice due to rough to very rough sea conditions
Chennai Rains LIVE: Squally Winds to Lash Odisha Coast and Nearby Districts Starting December 4 EveningAlong and off the Odisha coast (Gajapati, Ganjam, Puri, and Jagatsinghpur), squally winds with speeds reaching 35-45 kmph gusting to 55 kmph are likely from December 4 evening.These winds will gradually intensify, becoming 40-50 kmph gusting to 60 kmph from December 5 evening for the subsequent 12 hours. The winds will then gradually decrease thereafter.Additionally, strong surface winds reaching 30-40 kmph gusting to 50 kmph are likely over Malkangiri, Koraput, and Rayagada districts on December 5.
Cyclone 'Michaung' MeaningCyclone Michaung was named after a suggestion provided by Myanmar. The name "Michaung" is Burmese and means "strength" or "resilience." This was likely chosen to reflect the potential intensity of the cyclone and the importance of preparedness and resilience in the face of natural disasters.
Chennai Weather Forecast: Very Heavy Rains Likely Over Next 48 HoursChennai is likely to get heavy to very heavy rainfall on Sunday evening and on Monday as well. A red alert has been issued for the city till December 4 in wake of Cyclone Michaung.
Cyclone Michaung in Chennai LIVE: Civic Body Asks People to Stay IndoorsIssuing an advisory for Cyclone, public announcements are being made in Chennai by the Greater Chennai Corporation (GCC) advising people to stay indoors and be vigilant. "GCC advises you to avoid going out, as it is going to start raining heavily. You are requested to take all preventive measures and stay indoors during the Cyclone Michaung," the civic body wrote on X.
Chennai Heavy Rains LIVE: Schools, Colleges to Be Closed in Many Districts on MondayThe schools and colleges in Chennai, Tiruvallur, Kancheepuram and Chengalpet districts will remain shut on Monday, December 4, in wake of upcoming cyclone and heavy rainfall expected in the areas.
Cyclone Alert ! Holiday Declared in ChennaiExtremely heavy rainfall is expected to lash Chennai, Kancheepuram, Tiruvallur, Chengalpet districts on Monday, December 4. In wake of the rain forecast, a public holiday has been declared in these districts.
'Heavy Rains in Chennai and Few More Districts Only': IMD on Rains Due to Cyclone Michaung in Tamil NaduBalachandran, Deputy Director General of the Meteorology Center, Chennai, on Sunday said , "Deep depression over the Southwest Bay of Bengal intensified into a cyclonic storm this morning. It is named as 'Michaung'. It is moving in the northwest direction... As far as rainfall is concerned, broadly speaking, many places in Tamil Nadu will receive moderate rainfall." Heavy Rainfall will be only in Chennai, Kancheepuram, Chengalpettu and other KTCC areas.
Cyclone Michaung LIVE: Red Alert in Chennai For 2 DaysThe IMD has issued a red alert for Chennai and KTCC area for two days. North Coastal Tamil Nadu and Puducherry is likely to get isolated Heavy to Very Heavy with Extremely heavy falls (above 204.4 mm) on 3rd and 4th December, IMD said.
Chennai Cyclone LIVE: IMD Issues Red Alert For 3 DistrictsThe India Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued a 'red alert' for KTCC are, icluding Kancheepuram, Tiruvallur, Chengalpet, Chennai districts. These districts are expected to receive heavy to very heavy rainfall under the influence of Cyclone Michaung which is expected to come very close to Chennai on December 4.
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