Fish rain due to Cyclone Phethai

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.