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Cyclone Mandous weakens into depression, sigh of relief for Tamil Nadu

December 10, 2022 1:24 PM |

Cyclone Mandous became a severe cyclone for short duration on December 9. Due to intrusion of dry winds from west, cooler sea surface temperature and increased vertical wind shear, it weakened into a cyclone during afternoon hours of yesterday.

Landfall commenced over coastal areas of Tamil Nadu around midnight of December 9 as a weak cyclone. Wind speed at the time of landfall was 60 to 70 kmph gusting to 80 kmph. The cyclone has given heavy downpour over South coast of Andhra Pradesh and North Tamil Nadu. Chennai, Tirupathi and Nellore recorded three digit rainfall.

In the wake of cyclone Mandous, several trees were uprooted, there was disruption to electric Supply and water logging in low lying areas. Fortunately there was no casualty reported anywhere.

Now, the cyclone has weakened into a depression and lying over parts of Rayalaseema, South interior Karnataka and North interior Tamil Nadu. It is expected to move in West North West direction and made dissipate further while reaching over coastal areas of Karnataka.

Moderate to heavy showers are expected over parts of Rayalaseema and South interior Karnataka. Places like Chamarajnagar, Mysuru, Ramanagara, Mandya, Kolar, Bengaluru and Hassan may receive heavy downpour. However rain activity will subside over coastal areas of Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu.

Another cyclonic circulation may develop over South Andaman sea by December 13. We have to wait and see weather it intensify into a low pressure area and depression or not.

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