Cyclone Michaung to Cross AP Coast on Dec 5 Between Nellore and Machilipatnam

Bhubaneswar: The deep depression over the Bay of Bengal on Sunday intensified into a cyclonic storm ‘Michaung’. According to the forecast of the IMD it is likely to cross the South Andhra Pradesh coast between Nellore and Machilipatnam during the forenoon of December 5.

At the time of its landfall it will have sustained wind speed of 80-90 kmph gusting to 100 kmph, the IMD said in a bulletin.

The name Michaung (pronounced as migjaum) was suggested by Myanmar and it means strength or resilience.

According to the IMD, this cyclonic system moved northwestwards with a speed of 5 kmph during the past six hours and intensified into a cyclonic storm lay centered at 5.30 am about 300 km east-southeast of Puducherry, 310 km southeast of Chennai, 440 km southeast of Nellore, 550 km south-southeast of Bapatla and 550 km southsoutheast of Machilipatnam.

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