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Tamil Nadu Cyclone Mandous Highlights: 4 killed in rain-related incidents; cyclone weakens; flight services affected; rainfall forecast in Karnataka

Cyclone Mandous Highlights: Under Cyclone Mandous's influence, the IMD has predicted heavy rainfall in Chennai and parts of Tamil Nadu on Saturday.

Chennai Cyclone News Live Updates: The NCMC reviewed the preparedness of central ministries, agencies, and state and union territory governments for the possible cyclonic storm over the Bay of Bengal, it said. (File)

Cyclone Mandous Highlights, December 09, 2022: As many as four people have lost their lives to rain-related incidents in Tamil Nadu following the landfall of Cyclonic storm Mandous at Mamallapuram coast on Friday, newsagency PTI reported.

However, the storm has now weakened into a deep depression while moving north of Tamil Nadu, the Indian Meteorological Department said.

Over 400 trees have been uprooted across Chennai which was hit by the winds blowing at a speed of nearly 70 km/hr.

The IMD, has forecast light to moderate rains in neighbouring Karnataka.

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister MK Stalin Saturday visited Kasimedu, one of the affected areas, to take stalk of the situation. “With advanced planning, this government proved any disaster can be managed,” Stalin said as quoted by the PTI.

Earlier, state Revenue and Disaster Management Minister K K S S R Ramachandran said over 9,000 people have been lodged in 205 relief centres.

Between 6 am on Friday and 6 am Saturday, 30 domestic and international flights were cancelled as airport operations were affected due to the cyclone. The airport runway was briefly closed in the early hours today. Besides, nine outbound flights were cancelled while 21 incoming airplanes were diverted to other cities Saturday.

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Cyclone Mandous Weather Updates: Severe cyclonic storm in Bay of Bengal; heavy rains predicted in Tamil Nadu, Puducherry, Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka; storm to weaken, cross coast near Mahabalipuram tonight. Follow latest news and updates below

17:56 (IST)10 Dec 2022
Rains and cloudy skies in Bengaluru and neighbouring districts

Bengaluru is likely to witness light to moderate rains and cloudy skies until Sunday, due to the effect of cyclone Mandous, which crossed the coast in neighbouring Tamil Nadu.

Rainfall occurred at a few places over South Interior Karnataka and at isolated places over Coastal and North Interior Karnataka.

Heavy to very heavy rain very likely to occur at isolated places over Bengaluru Rural, Chitradurga, Mandya, Ramanagara and Tumkur districts.

Also, heavy rain is likely to occur at isolated places over Bengaluru Urban, Chamarajanagara, Chikkaballapura, Mysuru, Kolar, Kodagu, Chikamagalur and Hassan districts.


17:53 (IST)10 Dec 2022
In pics -- Tamil Nadu Chief Minister MK Stalin distributing relief material to cyclone Mandous-affected in Chennai

(Source -- PTI/ photos)

16:28 (IST)10 Dec 2022
Video -- trail of devastation in Chennai

16:23 (IST)10 Dec 2022
In pics -- Devastation from Cyclone Mandous

(Source -- PTI photos)

10:55 (IST)10 Dec 2022
‘Mandous’ effect: Karnataka’s south interior districts to get heavy rain for next 4 days

The cyclone ‘Mandous’ effect was felt in Bengaluru with the minimum temperature dropping to 16.8 degrees Celsius Saturday morning even as the city experienced 4.3 mm of rainfall.

Owing to the cyclonic storm, south interior districts of Karnataka will receive heavy rainfall till December 14, said the India Meteorological Department (IMD). Bengaluru Urban, Kolar, Chikkaballapur, Ramanagar, Kodagu, Hassan, Shivamogga, Mysuru, Tumkuru, Davangere and Chitradurga districts will receive isolated heavy rainfall, according to IMD. Read more

10:17 (IST)10 Dec 2022
Cyclone Mandous aftermath: Heavy rains witnessed in southern Andhra Pradesh

Heavy rains lashed several parts of south coastal and Rayalaseema districts of Andhra Pradesh early on Saturday after cyclonic storm Mandous made landfall off Mamallapuram in neighbouring Tamil Nadu. According to a status report of the AP government, Naidupeta in Tirupati district received the highest rainfall at 281.5 mm during the past 24 hours ending at 8.30 am on Saturday.

A senior official of the State Disaster Management Authority told PTI that the intensity of the rains has come down as of now at 8.30 am.
Chief Minister Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy held a review meeting with officials concerned on the cyclone-related rains. (PTI)

10:16 (IST)10 Dec 2022
YSRCP officials inspect flood-affected areas due to Cyclone Mandous
08:21 (IST)10 Dec 2022
Watch | Waterlogging reported in Chennai due to heavy rain
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07:06 (IST)10 Dec 2022
Cyclone Mandous weakens into deep depression over Tamil Nadu coast

Cyclone Mandous made landfall in Mamallapuram, 30 km from Chennai late Friday night, resulting in heavy rainfall in the city and parts of coastal Tamil Nadu. The cyclone weakened into a deep depression over the Tamil Nadu coast, IMD said. Under the influence of the cyclonic storm’s passage into land, moderate to heavy rainfall, accompanied by gale wind was witnessed in several coastal regions. 

20:41 (IST)09 Dec 2022
In Picture | Satellite image of Cyclone Mandous

Satellite image taken between 06:00 pm to 06:26 pm IST shows the location of Cyclone Mandous, in the Bay of Bengal, Friday, Dec. 9, 2022. (PTI)

19:55 (IST)09 Dec 2022
Cyclonic storm Mandous moves northwestwards towards Tamil Nadu, Puducherry

The India Meteorological Department (IMD), in its latest bulletin, said that Cyclone Mandous moved northwestwards with a speed of 14 kmph during past 06 hours and lay centered at 17:30 hours IST on Friday over Southwest Bay of Bengal off north Tamilnadu and Puducherry coasts near latitude 12.0°N and longitude 80.8°E, about 380 km north of Trincomalee (Sri Lanka), 280 km north-northeast of Jaffna (Sri Lanka), 90 km southeast of Mamallapuram and about 130 km south-southeast of Chennai. The cyclone is being monitored by Doppler Weather Radar Karaikal and Chennai, it said. 

"It is very likely to move nearly northwestwards and cross north Tamilnadu, Puducherry and adjoining south Andhra Pradesh coasts between Puducherry and Sriharikota around Mamallapuram (Mahabalipuram) as a cyclonic storm with a maximum sustained wind speed of 65-75 kmph gusting to 85 kmph during midnight of today, the 09th December to early hours of tomorrow, the 10th December," the bulletin said. 

19:38 (IST)09 Dec 2022
'Mandous': NDRF, SDRF teams deployed in south coastal districts of Andhra Pradesh

Ten teams of NDRF and Andhra Pradesh State Disaster Response Force have been deployed in south coastal districts of the State following heavy rainfall alert by the India Meteorological Department (IMD), a top official said on Friday.

According to the IMD, heavy rainfall is predicted over several parts of the State as cyclone 'Mandous' over the Bay of Bengal is expected to cross the coast between the Union Territory of Puducherry, and Sriharikota, Andhra Pradesh, tonight “As of now, there are no heavy rains. Collectors of the six districts which are expected to receive heavy rainfall due to the cyclone have been alerted and control rooms also been opened,” B.R Ambedkar, director of the State Disaster Management, told PTI.

“Five NDRF and another five SDRF teams have been kept ready. We are also ready to evacuate people in case of emergency,” he further said. Cyclone alert messages have been sent through common alert protocol (CAP) to as many as 89 lakh subscribers spread across the six districts which are likely to be affected due to heavy rains during December 8-10, according to official information. (PTI)

18:57 (IST)09 Dec 2022
Cyclone Mandous: 13 flights cancelled in Chennai, police step up preventive measures

The Chennai police have said they are working in coordination with the city corporation and the departments of fire and rescue and electricity to provide rescue and relief services in view of Cyclone Mandous even as 13 flights stood cancelled on Friday.

According to the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD), the cyclonic storm, which had moved west-northwestwards over the Bay of Bengal with a speed of 12 kmph in the past six hours, has weakened. The cyclonic storm lay centred about 260 km south-southeast of Chennai. Read more

16:52 (IST)09 Dec 2022
Holiday declared for schools, colleges in Chennai and 7 districts due to rain forecast

A holiday has been declared for schools and colleges in Chennai, and seven districts on Saturday due to heavy rain forecast.

16:20 (IST)09 Dec 2022
Cyclonic storm Mandous brings rainfall in Tamil Nadu

Several parts of Tamil Nadu witnessed light to moderate rainfall and some places heavy showers as the cyclonic storm ‘Mandous’ continued to move closer to the State’s coastline, and it is set to cross coast near here starting midnight, the India Meteorological Department said on Friday.

Under the influence of the cyclonic storm, several areas here witnessed heavy rainfall (including Nungambakkam–7 CM) and it was light to moderate in other regions. Read more

15:32 (IST)09 Dec 2022
🌧️ Weather forecast for Tamil Nadu today

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has predicted light to moderate rainfall at most places over Tamilnadu, Puducherry and Karaikal area on Friday. 

14:55 (IST)09 Dec 2022
Flights cancelled at Chennai airport due to heavy rain forecast
12:57 (IST)09 Dec 2022
IMD predicts heavy rainfall over north TN, Andhra Pradesh and Rayalaseema for two days

In a noon bulletin, the IMD predicted heavy to very heavy rainfall over north Tamil Nadu, south coastal Andhra Pradesh and Rayalaseema for today and tomorrow.

11:40 (IST)09 Dec 2022
'Severe cyclonic storm' weakens into cyclonic storm

The 'severe cyclonic storm' Mandous weakened into a cyclonic storm about 180 kilometre northeast of Karaikal. The IMD said that it is likely to cross north Tamil Nadu, Puducheery and adjoining south Andhra Pradesh coasts between Puducheery and Sri Harikota around Mammallapuram around midnight today.

11:19 (IST)09 Dec 2022
Extremely heavy rainfall at isolated places likely over Tamil Nadu, Puducherry

The IMD, in a bulletin released this morning, said that extremely heavy rainfall at isolated places are likely over north coastal Tamil Nadu, Puducherry. Isolated heavy to very heavy rainfall is also likely to occur over the adjoining south coastal Andhra Pradesh and north interior Tamil Nadu and Rayalaseema today.

Cyclone Mandous nears Tamil Nadu coast; schools, colleges shut due to heavy rain forecast

Cyclone Mandous, a severe cyclonic storm in the Bay of Bengal, is likely to bring heavy rainfall to parts of Tamil Nadu on Friday, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said. In light of the weather prediction, schools and colleges in around 27 districts, including Chennai, Chengalpattu, Kanchipuram, Viluppuram, Cuddalore, Ranipet, Vellore and Tiruvallur, have been closed.

Cyclone Mandous (pronounced Man-Dous) lies around 240 km east-southeast of Karaikal and about 320 km south-southeast of Chennai, the IMD said. It is likely to continue its intensity as a severe cyclonic storm till mid-day, before gradually weakening into a cyclonic storm. It will continue moving west-northwestwards and cross the coast between Puducherry and Sriharikota, near Mahabalipuram, between midnight and the early hours of Saturday (December 10) with wind speeds of 65-75 kmph gusting to 85 kmph. Under its influence, heavy to very heavy rainfall is likely in Chennai and other districts in Tamil Nadu over the next two days.

Tamil Nadu, Puducherry and Andhra Pradesh have been bracing for the storm, with authorities on alert and taking precautionary measures. The National Disaster Relief Force has been deployed as well. In Chennai, 169 relief camps have been set up and the civic body has readied 805 motor pumps to drain stagnant water from low-lying areas. Volunteers from the fisherfolk community have been instructed to be ready with rescue boats.

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First published on: 07-12-2022 at 09:38 IST
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