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Cyclone Michaung

Chennai, neighbouring districts pounded by heavy rains

While the downpour is expected to continue until Monday (December 4, 2023) evening

the intensity of the rains will decrease and the strong winds are expected to ease off as the day advances

as per official forecasts

Cyclone Michaung that formed over the southwest Bay of Bengal, has moved east-northeastwards with a speed of 10 kmph in the past six hours

and is at present, about 90 km off Chennai. It is further expected to move north-northwestwards and grow into a severe cyclonic storm by Monday (December 4, 2023) afternoon.

Torrential downpours lashed the coastal region between Kancheepuram and Tiruvallur districts and some places recorded extremely heavy rains of above 24 cm.

During the past 24 hours ending 8.30 a.m. on Monday, Perungudi received the highest amount of 29 cm in the State.

Some of the other places that recorded intense rains include Avadi (28 cm), Alandur and Airport 25 cm each; Adyar,

Meenambakkam, Nungambakkam, Puzhal and Cholavaram 23 cm; Mamallapuram, Kodambakkam and Tondiarpet 22 cm and Valasaravakkam, Sholinganallur, DGP office and Anna University 21 cm.