Visibility is often very low during the fog season
In winter, fog is common, especially during our drives to work.
Here are some tips for a safe journey:
Drive Slowly and Patiently: In fog, visibility is reduced. Drive extra slowly and be patient. Pay attention to others on the road. Watch out for obstacles and maintain a safe distance from the car in front to avoid sudden braking.
Cyclone Michaung, originating in the Bay of Bengal on December 3rd, wreaked havoc in Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh, triggering crucial coastal alerts and evacuations.
The aftermath showcased a concerted effort, with 29 NDRF teams engaging in relief operations across affected states. Regrettably, a dozen lives were lost in rain-related incidents near Chennai, while 11 individuals sustained injuries.
Responding to the crisis, 236 relief camps emerged in Tamil Nadu, providing refuge and essentials to around 9,634 residents. Fishing boats and tractors metamorphosed into rescue vehicles, navigating flooded terrain to aid stranded communities.
Michaung's impact emphasized the paramount importance of preparedness and rapid response in minimizing the repercussions on vulnerable populations.
The remains of cyclone Michaung have formed a low-pressure area over Gangetic West Bengal and Bangladesh.
A trough stretches across Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh, and East Madhya Pradesh. The system will move northeast and weaken in the next 48 hours.
It caused moderate to heavy rain in central and eastern India. Parts of Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Odisha, Jharkhand, and West Bengal experienced showers.
Jamshedpur got heavy rainfall. Light rain occurred in Telangana, Vidarbha, East Uttar Pradesh, Coastal Andhra Pradesh, and Bihar. The weather system will weaken, leading to light activity in Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh.
Rain will decrease in interior Odisha. Jharkhand, West Bengal, and northeast India will see continued weather activity for the next 48 hours. Clearer and pleasant weather is expected from December 9.
Cyclone Michaung made landfall near Bapatla in Andhra Pradesh, eventually weakening to a deep depression.
Currently centered northeast of Khammam, the system is set to move northward before turning northeast and evolving into a low-pressure area.
Despite its downgrade, Michaung brought heavy rains to East Telangana and Andhra Pradesh, with notable rainfall in various regions.
The weakened system is anticipated to bring continued moderate to heavy rains across affected areas, extending to parts of Jharkhand and West Bengal.
Coastal regions, including Bapatla, Vizag, and Puri, remain at risk of widespread rain with isolated heavy falls. As the weather gradually improves from December 8th onward, concerns linger over waterlogging and potential crop damage due to the persistent rainfall.