Cyclonic Storm “MICHAUNG” over Southwest Bay of Bengal 

Cyclonic Storm “MICHAUNG

Cyclonic Storm “MICHAUNG”: The Cyclonic Storm “MICHAUNG” (pronounced as MIGJAUM) over Southwest Bay of Bengal moved northwestwards with a speed of 5 kmph during past 06 hours and lay centered at 0830 hours IST of today, the 3rd December, 2023 over the same region near Latitude 11.5°N and Longitude 82.4°E, about 290 km east-southeast of Puducherry, 290 km southeast of Chennai, 420 km southeast of Nellore, 530 km south-southeast of Bapatla and 530 km south-southeast of Machilipatnam.

It is likely to continue to move northwestwards, intensify further and reach Westcentral Bay Of Bengal off south Andhra Pradesh and adjoining north Tamilnadu coasts by 4th December forenoon. Thereafter, it would move nearly northwards almost parallel and close to south Andhra Pradesh coast and cross South Andhra Pradesh coast between Nellore and Machilipatnam during forenoon of 5th December as a Severe Cyclonic Storm with a maximum sustained wind speed of 90-100 kmph gusting to 110 kmph.