Dark & gloomy skies in Marathwada coincide with cyclone’s landfall in AP

  • | Friday | 8th December, 2023

Chhatrapati Sambhajinagar: Most places in Marathwada reported dark cloud-covered skies on Wednesday afternoon as Cyclone Michaung made landfall in coastal regions of Andhra Pradesh.Though there was a prediction of light rain in several parts of Marathwada coinciding with the cyclones landfall, the Chhatrapati Sambhajinagar city reported no rainfall activity till Wednesday evening.However, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued a forecast of more such showers in the region over the next 24 hours.Citing the IMD forecast, K K Dakhore, an agricultural meteorologist with the Parbhani-based Vasantrao Naik Marathwada Agricultural University, said the weather conditions are expected to return to normal in Marathwada by December 8. The region has undergone a weather change due to the impact of the cyclone. The usual dry winter weather is expected to return once the effect of the cyclone subsides, he said.Notably, Marathwada was lashed by unseasonal rainfall last month. The region, in fact, recorded nearly 400% of expected rainfall in November.Chhatrapati Sambhajinagar city, meanwhile, recorded a minimum temperature of 19.2°C, which is above the normal range by six units, on Wednesday.Winter chill, which is felt Diwali onwards every year, has been missing this time. Last months unseasonal rainfall and the current overcast conditions are robbing us of a winter season and making the weather gloomy, said Vanita Kale, a homemaker.We also published the following articles recentlyCyclone Michaung landfall between Andhra Pradeshs Nellore and MachilipatnamHeavy rains and strong winds hit Nellore and Tirupati due to cyclone Michaung. The cyclone is expected to make landfall near Bapatla. Low-lying areas in Tirupati and Nellore were flooded, leading to evacuations. Schools in many parts of the state are closed. The wind uprooted trees and damaged crops in coastal districts. Flights and trains have been cancelled, and power outages occurred in several places. The cyclone is expected to bring heavy rains and strong winds before and after the landfall.Cyclone Michaung Landfall: Last minute tips to save your car from flood damageCyclone Michaung makes landfall in Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu, causing massive impact. Approximately 9,450 people evacuated from affected coastal areas. Chennai witnesses cars turning into boats and getting flood damaged. Tips to protect vehicles from flood damage include parking on higher ground, using bricks for low ground clearance, using car cover or tarp, protecting cabin and fabric components, avoiding starting the car when submerged, choosing the right insurance, and sticking to first gear when wading through waterlogged areas.PM Modi discusses cyclone Michaung preparations with Andhra CM ahead of landfallPrime Minister Narendra Modi speaks to Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Jagan Mohan Reddy about preparations for cyclone Michaung. The cyclone is expected to make landfall in the east coast state with winds up to 100 kmph. The cyclonic storm is currently over the Bay of Bengal and will move towards Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu coasts. Fishermen are advised not to venture into the sea. The East Coast Railway cancels 54 trains as a precautionary measure.

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