Michaung crosses AP coast, to weaken into cyclonic storm

Amaravati: Severe cyclonic storm Michaung crossed south Andhra Pradesh coast close to Bapatla district between 12.30 pm and 2.30 pm on Tuesday with maximum gales of up to 90 – 100 km per hour speed, said an Amaravati Meteorological Centre official.

The weather system is likely to move northwards and weaken into a cyclonic storm in the next two hours, said the official.

The weather system over the west-central Bay of Bengal, running near the south Andhra Pradesh coast moved northwards at a speed of 11 km per hour in the past six hours and crossed the Andhra Pradesh coast between 12.30 pm and 2.30 pm, according to a press release.