CYCLONE MANDOUS MAKES LANDFALL
Cyclone Mandous, which brought up to 10cm of rainfall and winds raging at 65kmph-75kmph and gusts that touched 85kmph, started crossing the east coast at Mamallapuram near Chennai around 9. 30pm on Friday. India Meteorological Department (IMD) officials said it would take nearly five hours for the landfall process to complete and for the system to completely move over land. With this, Mandous became the 13th cyclone to cross the coast between Chennai and Puducherry in 122 years.