Cyclone Michaung makes landfall in Andhra Pradesh’s Bapatla

The landfall process will take at least two hours to complete following which the severe cyclonic storm weaken into a cyclonic storm.

Cyclone Michaung makes landfall in Andhra Pradesh’s Bapatla

The India Meteorological Department has issued a heavy rainfall alert for isolated places in southern Andhra Pradesh as Cyclone Michaung made landfall in the state’s Bapatla district on Tuesday.

The landfall process will be completed by in next two hours as the cyclone crossed the coast in Bapatla district with windspeed ranging between 90 to 100 kilometer per hour gusting to 110 kilometer per hour, the weather department said.

After making the landfall, the severe cyclonic storm will gradually weaken into a cyclonic storm. It is then projected to move northwards.

near latitude 15.65°N and longitude 80.25°E close to south of Bapatla, about 30 km southwest of Bapatla. It is now crossing the coast with windspeed of 90-100 kmph gusting to 110 kmph. The landfall process will be completed during next 2 hours. pic.twitter.com/ekobC1isO4— India Meteorological Department (@Indiametdept) December 5, 2023

“The landfall process has already started and will take around two hours to complete,” MM Ali, meteorologist at Andhra Pradesh State Disaster Management Authority, told PTI. “NDRF [National Disaster Response Force] and SDRF [State Disaster Response Force] have been deployed, and all the necessary precautionary measures have been taken.”

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