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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

Chennai Rains LIVE: Heavy Downpour Leads to Waterlogging, Traffic Chaos in City

December 4 is scheduled to be Cyclone Michaung's passage through Chennai. A 'red alert' warning of very heavy rainfall has been issued for Chennai and some other districts of Tamil Nadu for today. Rain begins to fall in Chennai, and the Regional Meteorological Centre says it will get heavier till December 5. Rainfall in coastal Andhra Pradesh is expected to intensify in the latter part of the day.
Dec 4, 2023 | 12:10 PM IST

Chennai Cyclone Latest News

For Latest Update on Chennai Cyclone and Rains. Check Here.
Dec 4, 2023 | 10:44 AM IST

Chennai Rains LIVE: 2 Die in Wall Collapse Incident in Kanathur

Amid 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.
Dec 4, 2023 | 10:32 AM IST

Chennai Heavy Rains LIVE: NDRF Evacuates People From Waterlogged Areas in Chennai

Heavy 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.
Dec 4, 2023 | 10:31 AM IST

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.
Dec 4, 2023 | 10:15 AM IST

Cyclone Michaung LIVE: Preparations Underway for Uninterrupted Power Supply Ahead of Cyclone

Tamil 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.
Dec 4, 2023 | 09:59 AM IST

Cyclone Michaung LIVE Update: Chennai Regional Metrology Director

Balachandran, 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.
Dec 4, 2023 | 09:57 AM IST

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.
Dec 4, 2023 | 09:45 AM IST

Cyclone Michaung LIVE Update: TNSDMA Urges Work from Home

The 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.
Dec 4, 2023 | 09:30 AM IST

Cyclone Michaung LIVE: Several Flights Cancelled and Diverted

Due to cyclone Michaung, several flights from Chennai Airport were diverted to Bengaluru Airport on December 4th and several others are being cancelled, Read more
Dec 4, 2023 | 09:12 AM IST

Cyclone Michaung LIVE: Cyclone to Intensify and Cross South Andhra Pradesh Coast on 5th December

Cyclone 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.
Dec 4, 2023 | 09:01 AM IST

Chennai Waterlogging LIVE: Heavy Rains Lashes City, Subway Flooded

Waterlogging 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.
Dec 4, 2023 | 08:41 AM IST

Chennai Rains LIVE: Cyclone is Moving With A Speed Of 14 kmph

The 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.
Dec 4, 2023 | 08:32 AM IST

Chennai Rains LIVE: Subways closed due to water logging

Saidapet- Aranganathan SubwayGengureddy SubwayMadley SubwayRangarajapuramPazhavanthangal subwayThillai Ganga nagar subwayC.P. road subwayVillivakkam subwaySembium (perambur) subwayGanesapuram subwayVyasarpadi subwayManickam Nagar subwayDuraisamy subwayRBI Subway.
Dec 4, 2023 | 08:21 AM IST

Chennai Rains LIVE: Trees uprooted in several areas

Several 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.
Dec 4, 2023 | 08:17 AM IST

Cyclone Michaung LIVE: Intense Rainfall in Tamil Nadu

Rain 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
Dec 4, 2023 | 08:13 AM IST

Chennai Rains LIVE: Heavy rainfall has resulted in waterlogging in several areas

Chennai Rains LIVE Heavy rainfall has resulted in waterlogging in several areas
Dec 4, 2023 | 08:07 AM IST

Cyclone Michaung LIVE: Train Services Suspended Until 8 Am On December 4

Suburban 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.
Dec 4, 2023 | 08:02 AM IST

Cyclone Michaung Today LIVE Update: To Cross Chennai TODAY

Today, 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.
Dec 4, 2023 | 07:56 AM IST

Chennai Rains LIVE: Areas Inundated

Early on Monday, people of Chennai took to social media, especially the X platform (previously Twitter), where they shared recordings of intense rain and wind.
Dec 4, 2023 | 07:55 AM IST

Cyclone Alert LIVE: PM Modi Warning To Citizens

In 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.
Dec 4, 2023 | 07:47 AM IST

Cyclone Michaung Tracker: 50 km Away From City, Says Forecasters

The 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.
Dec 4, 2023 | 07:45 AM IST

Chennai Red Alert: Districts Are Expecting Severe Rainfall

Red 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.
Dec 4, 2023 | 07:42 AM IST

Cyclone Michaung LIVE Update: Expected to Get Severe

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.
Dec 3, 2023 | 08:43 PM IST

Chennai Rains LIVE: PM Modi Speaks To Andhra Pradesh CM, Takes Stock Of Preparations

Prime 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.
Dec 3, 2023 | 08:38 PM IST

Chennai rains LIVE: Heaviest Rainfall Is Anticipated Along The Andhra Pradesh Coast

Cyclone 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.
Dec 3, 2023 | 08:05 PM IST

Chennai Rains LIVE: Relief Centres In Zones 6 to 10

Chennai Rains LIVE Relief Centres In Zones 6 to 10
Dec 3, 2023 | 07:49 PM IST

Chennai Rains LIVE: Rainfall To Ease In Tamil Nadu From Tomorrow Evening

Starting 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.
Dec 3, 2023 | 07:30 PM IST

Chennai Rains LIVE: High Tides Witnessed In Nagapattinam

As 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.
Dec 3, 2023 | 07:16 PM IST

Chennai Rains LIVE: Essential Services to Remain Functional Amidst Public Holiday Tomorrow

Due 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.
Dec 3, 2023 | 07:06 PM IST

Chennai Rains LIVE: Cyclone Michaung Nears Chennai

Cyclone 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.
Dec 3, 2023 | 06:52 PM IST

Chennai Rains LIVE: Cyclone Michaung To Make Close Approach To The City Tomorrow

Cyclone 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.
Dec 3, 2023 | 06:44 PM IST

Cyclone Michaung LIVE: Essential Safety Guidelines to Stay Safe

Avoid 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
Dec 3, 2023 | 06:38 PM IST

Cyclone Michaung LIVE: List of Trains Cancelled in Tamil Nadu

Mannargudi-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.
Dec 3, 2023 | 06:30 PM IST

Chennai Rains LIVE: Precautions To Taken Ahead of Cyclone

Inspect 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.
Dec 3, 2023 | 06:21 PM IST

Chennai Rains LIVE: GCC Staff Work Diligently to Prevent Flooding in Chennai

In 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.
Dec 3, 2023 | 06:11 PM IST

Chennai Rains LIVE: Critical 24-hours for Chennai and surrounding areas

Cyclone 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.
Dec 3, 2023 | 05:59 PM IST

Chennai Rains LIVE: Avan Shanmugam Salai in Royapettah Inundated, Causing Major Disruptions

Avan 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.
Dec 3, 2023 | 05:31 PM IST

Chennai Rains LIVE Update: City Corporation Urges Coastal Areas Residents To Relocate

Due 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.
Dec 3, 2023 | 04:58 PM IST

Chennai Rains LIVE: Update on Cyclone Michaung and Rains in Chennai

Cyclone 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.
Dec 3, 2023 | 04:38 PM IST

Chennai Rains LIVE: Chennai Brace for Heavy Rains as Cyclone Michaung Approaches

The 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.
Dec 3, 2023 | 04:22 PM IST

Chennai Rains LIVE: Fishermen Warned to Stay Ashore

Fishermen are advised not to venture into the sea until further notice due to rough to very rough sea conditions
Dec 3, 2023 | 04:10 PM IST

Chennai Rains LIVE: Squally Winds to Lash Odisha Coast and Nearby Districts Starting December 4 Evening

Along 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.
Dec 3, 2023 | 03:55 PM IST

Cyclone 'Michaung' Meaning

Cyclone 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.
Dec 3, 2023 | 03:51 PM IST

Chennai Weather Forecast: Very Heavy Rains Likely Over Next 48 Hours

Chennai 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.
Dec 3, 2023 | 03:30 PM IST

Cyclone Michaung in Chennai LIVE: Civic Body Asks People to Stay Indoors

Issuing 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.
Dec 3, 2023 | 03:23 PM IST

Chennai Heavy Rains LIVE: Schools, Colleges to Be Closed in Many Districts on Monday

The 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.
Dec 3, 2023 | 03:16 PM IST

Cyclone Alert ! Holiday Declared in Chennai

Extremely 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.
Dec 3, 2023 | 03:08 PM IST

'Heavy Rains in Chennai and Few More Districts Only': IMD on Rains Due to Cyclone Michaung in Tamil Nadu

Balachandran, 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.
Dec 3, 2023 | 02:52 PM IST

Cyclone Michaung LIVE: Red Alert in Chennai For 2 Days

The 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.
Dec 3, 2023 | 02:46 PM IST

Chennai Cyclone LIVE: IMD Issues Red Alert For 3 Districts

The 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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