Cyclone Mandous crossed the north Tamil Nadu coast near Mamallapuram round midnight on Friday, triggering heavy to very heavy rains in Chennai and neighbouring districts, in addition to gusty floor winds.
Heavy rains pounded a number of areas in and round Chennai since late on Friday. In accordance with India Meteorological Division (IMD) information until 5.30 a.m. on Saturday, Kattupakkam in Kancheepuram obtained very heavy rains of 16 cm. These in Chennai Nungambakkam recorded 11.1 cm, Hindustan College 11 cm and Meenambakkam, 11.5 cm.
Many different automated climate stations and rain gauges too obtained intense rains. They embrace Madhavaram 8.7 cm; Puzhal, Tiruttani, Poonamallee 10 cm every; Villivakkam 6.2 cm, Kancheepuram ACS Faculty 9.7 cm, Kancheepuram Sathyabama College 7.2 cm, YMCA Nandanam 8.3 cm, MRC Nagar 6.2cm and NIOT Pallikaranai 7.2 cm.
A number of different districts in north Tamil Nadu obtained mild to average rains.
Sturdy winds carry down timber
Howling winds via the evening disrupted energy provide in lots of areas until Saturday morning and introduced down timber.
Mandous emerged as a powerful cyclone because it maintained a wind pace of 65-75 kmph gusting to 85kmph. It moved at a pace of 12 kmph and made landfall between 11.30 p.m. on Friday and 1.30 a.m. on Saturday.
The system, which weakened to a deep despair over north coastal areas, will proceed to maneuver almost west-northwestwards and progressively weaken right into a despair by Saturday midday.
Rain bands could shift to north inside components of Tamil Nadu because the system strikes additional inland.
Gentle to average rains on Saturday
On Saturday, mild to average rains could proceed over most locations with heavy to very heavy rains skilled in remoted areas of north TN.
Gusty floor winds of 70-75 kmph have been recorded in locations like Nungambakkam and Tirur of Tiruvallur district because the cyclone made its landfall. Sea circumstances could also be tough on Saturday too.
Chennai’s reservoirs too obtained heavy rains and had heavy inflows. Nevertheless, water discharge from Chembarambakkam, Poondi and Pink Hills reservoirs have been maintained at 100 cusecs as of 6 a.m on Saturday.