Fish rain due to Cyclone Phethai

strong winds of the storms like Cyclone Phethai sometimes carry displaced fish, frogs from the water bodies and drop on the land

Fish rain due to Cyclone Phethai
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VISAKHAPATNAM: The residents of Amalapuram witnessed a rare meteorological phenomenon, “fish rain” as the cyclone Phethai made landfall in coastal Andhra.

The video of the fish rain has been going viral on social media.

According to a report in TOI, a resident of Amalapuram captured the video of “fish rain” and circulated it in his friend circle.

Speaking to TOI, the man who shared the video through a WhatsApp group said that he got the video from his friend from Amalapuram. He said that nearly 100 fish, locally called as “Gidasalu” in Telugu dropped on the land along a canal in front a municipal school when the cyclone was making landfall in Yanam, which is close to Amalapuram.

A meteorologist from Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) said that strong winds of the storms like Cyclone Phethai sometimes carry displaced fish, frogs from the water bodies and drop on the land.