The india Meteorological Department issued a warning today as a depression over the Southwest Bay of bengal gained strength, moving west-northwestwards at a speed of 9 kilometers per hour in the last six hours. The centre of the depression was located at Latitude 10.3°N and Longitude 85.3°E, roughly 630 kilometers east-southeast of puducherry, as of 11 p.m. on december 1.

According to the latest IMD advisory, the storm is 630 km east-southeast of Chennai, 740 km southeast of nellore, 810 km southeast of Bapatla, and 800 km south-southeast of Machilipatnam. The system is projected to continue westward, strengthening into a Deep Depression during the next 12 hours and turning into Cyclonic Storm 'Michaung' over the Southwest Bay of bengal by december 3.

Forecasts suggest that the cyclonic disturbance will move northwest, passing close to the beaches of south andhra pradesh and north tamil Nadu by the forenoon of december 4. The system is expected to proceed approximately northward, paralleling and close to the south andhra pradesh coast, and making landfall between nellore and machilipatnam on december 5 during the forenoon. The Cyclonic Storm is forecast to have a maximum sustained wind speed of 80-90 kmph, with gusts reaching up to 100 kmph at that time.

MK stalin, the chief minister of tamil Nadu, had a review meeting with the heads of 12 district administrations on Friday. The group discussed the possibility of severe rain in many regions of tamil Nadu during the next 2-3 days. stalin established suitable directives and directed all involved officials to take preventative steps, such as evacuating citizens from locations deemed vulnerable to the approaching hurricane.

The National Crisis Management Committee (NCMC), chaired by cabinet Secretary Rajiv Gauba, evaluated state and central government preparedness for cyclone 'Michaung' in the Bay of bengal on Friday.

On december 2, most regions in North coastal tamil Nadu and puducherry will anticipate mild to moderate rain, with occasional heavy showers. Rainfall intensity is expected to rise beginning december 3, with most areas receiving rain and a few seeing heavy to very heavy rainfall. On december 3, isolated exceptionally heavy rains is expected. Rain is forecast in most areas on december 4th, with severe to extremely heavy rain in isolated areas. On december 5th, isolated strong to very heavy rainfall is expected, followed by a reduction in rainfall.

Residents in coastal andhra pradesh could expect light to moderate rain in most places on december 3, with severe to very heavy rain in a few spots and extremely heavy rain in isolated areas. On december 4, the trend continued, with rain in most regions and exceptionally heavy rain in isolated areas. On december 5, isolated heavy to very heavy rainfall is forecast over south coastal andhra pradesh, and heavy to very heavy rainfall with isolated extremely heavy rainfall over north coastal Andhra Pradesh.

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