Cyclone Mandous Likely to Intensify Over Next 4 Hours; Schools in Puducherry, TN to Remain Closed on Friday

Cyclone Mandus likely to intensify further into a severe cyclonic storm in next 4 hours India The Meteorological Department (IMD) said this on Thursday. It will make landfall between Puducherry and Sriharikota, in light of which schools and colleges in Puducherry and Karaikal will remain closed on Friday.

Schools in several districts of Tamil Nadu including Chennai, Tiruvallur, Kancheepuram, Chengalpet, Vellore, Cuddalore, Villupuram, Ranipet, Perambalur, Thanjavur, Pudukottai and a few others will remain closed on Friday.

“The cyclone moved nearly west-northwestwards with a speed of 12 kmph during last 6 hours and lay centered over southwest Bay of Bengal till Thursday,” the IMD said. of Chennai.

Earlier on Thursday, the IMD said that heavy rainfall has been predicted in many parts of the state as cyclone ‘Mandas’ over the Bay of Bengal is expected to cross the coast between Puducherry and Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh on December 9 midnight. hopefully.

Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy has instructed the collectors of various districts to be vigilant in view of the cyclonic storm in the Bay of Bengal. He held a review meeting with the officials concerned here regarding the cyclone, an official release said.

Adequate precautions should be taken by the authorities while reviewing the impact of the storm from time to time, he said. Officials informed the Chief Minister that rain has been predicted in Nellore, Tirupati, Chittoor and other districts.

Jagan asked the Agriculture Department officials to help and create awareness about the precautionary measures to be taken by the farmers.

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