Heavy Rain, Strong Winds In Chennai As Cyclone Mandous Arrives: 10 Points

Heavy Rain, Strong Winds In Chennai As Cyclone Mandous Arrives: 10 Points
Heavy Rain, Strong Winds In Chennai As Cyclone Mandous Arrives: 10 Points

Chennai:
Ahead ofthe landfall,16 flights had been cancelled on the Chennai airport as a result of dangerous climate as we speak.

  1. The cyclone was making landfall round midnight close to Mamallapuram (Mahabalipuram) in Tamil Nadu, between Puducherry and Sriharikota, with wind velocity of 70 km an hour, mentioned officers. The Chennai coast noticed heavy rainfall. 

  2. Ahead of the landfall, 13 home and three worldwide flights had been cancelled on the Chennai airport as a result of dangerous climate. “Passengers are requested to verify with involved airline(s) for additional updates,” tweeted Chennai International Airport.

  3. Though the depth lessened — as was anticipated — three districts are on Red Alert: Chengalpattu and Kancheepuram that border the capital Chennai, and Villupuram simply south of them. Schools and faculties had been already shut in 12 districts of the state, including Chennai

  4. On the depth scale, it was earlier categorised as ‘Severe Cyclonic Storm’, the fourth highest, which means winds of 89-117 km per hour. It has since come right down to ‘Cyclonic Storm’ with winds at 62-88 km/hour. (The most excessive kind is ‘Super Cyclonic Storm’, with winds at 222+ km an hour.)

  5. A storm warning flag was hoisted earlier as we speak on the Puducherry port and fisherfolk requested to not enterprise into the ocean. The National Disaster Response Force is prepared in Chennai. The Greater Chennai Corporation ordered to shut all parks and playgrounds.

  6. Equipment like boats, high-voltage motors, sucker machines and cutters are prepared, too, for rescue operations. “Once the alert from state officers is communicated, NDRF crew will transfer instantly to the wanted spot,” NDRF official Sandeep Kumar advised information businesses.

  7. Neighbouring Andhra Pradesh might also be affected. “[The cyclone] would proceed to maneuver west-northwestwards and cross north Tamil Nadu, Puducherry and adjoining south Andhra Pradesh coasts between Puducherry and Sriharikota round Mahabalipuram… throughout midnight of as we speak, the ninth December to early hours of tenth December,” the assertion by India Meteorological Department learn.

  8. The cyclone was named by the United Arab Emirates (UAE) as a member of the World Meteorological Organisation (WMO). In Arabic, it means “treasure field” and is pronounced as “Man-Dous”.

  9. It is a sluggish transferring cyclone and absorbs plenty of moisture. The cyclone good points energy within the type of wind speeds. An official assertion by the climate division mentioned the cyclone was “very probably” to keep up its depth of ‘Severe Cyclonic Storm’ until early morning Friday, “after which weaken regularly”. That occurred.

  10. Cyclones the world over are named by the respective specialised regional meteorological centres and tropical cyclone warning centres. There are six regional centres, together with the IMD; and 5 tropical warning centres.

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