Cyclone Nivar LIVE: Tamil Nadhu, Puducherry brace up for Cyclone; IMD predicts winds up to 145 kmph

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Cyclone Nivar LIVE: Tamil Nadhu, Puducherry brace up for Cyclone; IMD predicts winds up to 145 kmph
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Cyclone Nivar LIVE: Tamil Nadhu, Puducherry brace up for Cyclone; IMD predicts winds up to 145 kmph

Cyclone Nivar LIVE: Cyclone Nivar, which is anticipated to intensify right into a “very severe cyclonic storm” and make landfall Wednesday. Severe cyclonic storm Nivar will cross the Bay of Bengal coast between Chennai and Puducherry coasts between Karaikal and Mamallapuram, triggering heavy to extraordinarily heavy rainfall in some elements of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana.

Nivar will deliver extraordinarily heavy rainfall and winds between 120 and 130 km per hour, with gusts of up to 145 km per hour, the Regional Meteorological Centre in Chennai stated.

It may be very possible to transfer west-northwestwards for the subsequent six hours after which northwestwards. It may be very possible to cross Tamil Nadu and Puducherry coasts between Karaikal and Mamallapuram throughout November 25 late night as a really extreme cyclonic storm with a wind pace of 120-130 kmph gusting to 145 kmph”, IMD said.

Several flights have been cancelled due to Cyclone Nivar. “Forty-nine flights that have been scheduled for tomorrow have been cancelled. We will monitor the scenario and determine on the additional plan of action for November 26,” said IndiGo.

Tamil Nadu has declared a public holiday while Puducherry has imposed Section 144 for three days. Nearly 1,200 National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) rescue personnel have been deployed in Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh and Puducherry and 800 others are on standby.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted and assured all possible support from the Centre.

“Spoke to Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Shri Edappadi Ok Palaniswami and Puducherry Chief Minister Shri V Narayanasamy relating to the scenario within the wake of Cyclone Nivar. Assured all attainable assist from the Centre. I pray for the protection and well-being of these residing within the affected areas,” the Prime Minister tweeted in English and Tamil.

08:28 am: Rain lashes Chennai

08:14 am: Sea rough in Puducherry | Watch

08:10 am: Heavy rain lashes Kanchipuram

8:05 am: Severe cyclonic storm with wind speed 120-130 kmph gusting to 145 kmph

8:00 am: Indigo flights due to Cyclone Nivar

“Forty-nine flights that have been scheduled for tomorrow have been cancelled. We will monitor the scenario and determine on the additional plan of action for November 26,” said IndiGo.

7:50 am: Puducherry CM V Narayanasamy holds review meeting

7:46 am: IMD forecasts heavy to very heavy rainfall in Chennai, surroundings cities

IMD has forecast heavy to very heavy rainfall in Chennai, Chengalpet, Tiruvallur, Kanchipuram, Ranipet, Vellore, Tirupathur, Krishnagiri, Dharmapuri, Salem, Erode, Namakkal, Trichy, Thanjavur, Tiruvarur, Nagapattinam and Karaikal. Extremely heavy rainfall is likely over districts closer to the landfall location like Thiruvannamalai, Villupuram, Kallakurichi, Cuddalore, Mayiladuthurai, Ariyalur and Perumbalur.

7:35 am: Cyclone Nivar to intensify into very severe cyclonic storm” in next next 12 hrs: IMD

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