Severe Cyclonic Storm MICHAUNG likely to make landfall in Bapatla district in Andhra Pradesh today
The Severe Cyclonic Storm “MICHAUNG” over West-central Bay of Bengal off south Andhra Pradesh and adjoining north Tamil Nadu coasts moved north-northwestwards with a speed of seven kilometers per hour during past six hours, and lay centered last night at about 20 kilometers north-northeast of Nellore, 170 kilometers north of Chennai, 150 kilometers south of Bapatla and 210 kilometers south-southwest of Machilipatnam.
As the system is nearly moving northwards close to coast, some parts of the wall cloud region lies over land. The system is likely to move nearly northwards parallel and close to south Andhra Pradesh coast, and cross the coast between Nellore and Machilipatnam, close to Bapatla, in the forenoon as a Severe Cyclonic Storm with a maximum sustained wind speed of 90-100 kilometers per hour, gusting to 110 kmph.
Very heavy rainfall is predicted in the central part of coastal Andhra Pradesh in the Districts of Bapatla, Prakasam, Palnadu, Guntur, NTR, Krishna, Eluru, Konaseema and West Godavari during the next 24 hours.