The IMD has issued a cyclone warning for Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh on December 3 and 4.

The depression in the Bay of Bengal is expected to strengthen into a cyclonic storm named Michaung by Sunday, as cautioned by the meteorological department.

On Friday, the India Meteorological Department issued a cyclone alert for Tamil Nadu and the coastal as well as interior regions of Andhra Pradesh for December 3 and 4.

The depression in the Bay of Bengal is anticipated to intensify on Saturday and is poised to develop into a cyclonic storm by Sunday, as indicated by the weather department. It is expected to be named Cyclone Michaung. The cyclone is projected to traverse the northern Tamil Nadu and adjoining southern Andhra Pradesh coasts, making landfall between Chennai and Machilipatnam on Monday evening.

During this period, these regions are likely to encounter heavy to very heavy rainfall, according to the department’s weather bulletin.

On Friday, the National Crisis Management Committee conducted a review of the readiness of state governments, central ministries, and departments in anticipation of the potential cyclone, according to PTI.

The National Disaster Response Force has deployed 18 teams for Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Odisha, and Puducherry, with an additional 10 teams on standby. The Coast Guard, Army, and Navy have also placed their rescue and relief teams on standby, as reported by the news agency.

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister MK Stalin held a review meeting with 12 district collectors and officials to assess preparedness for the impending cyclone.

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