Cyclone Nivar likely to cross Tamil Nadu and Puducherry coasts on November 25

Cyclone Nivar, which is brewing in the Bay of Bengal, is likely to make landfall between Mamallapuram (Tamil Nadu) and Karaikal (Puducherry) on November 25. Cyclone Nivar is expected to bring in heavy to extremely heavy rains in Rayalaseema and south coastal Andhra Pradesh districts on November 25 and 26.

According to the India Meteorological Department, the depression over southwest and adjoining southeast Bay of Bengal about 600 km south-southeast of Puducherry and 630 km south-southeast of Chennai. It is very likely to intensify into a cyclonic storm during next 24 hours, it said.

”It is likely to cross between Karaikal and Mamallapuram by November 25 afternoon,” S Balachandran, the deputy director-general of the regional meteorological centre, Chennai, told news agency ANI.

As the cyclone is likely to make landfall on November 25, Chennai is likely to experience heavy to very heavy rain. Rainfall of 6cm-10cm is expected to lash the Tamil Nadu capital, reported The Times of India. Besides Chennai, the places that are expected to witness heavy rainfall on the day are Villupuram, Cuddalore and Puducherry, it said.

Skymet Weather also advised Chennai and Puducherry to go on ”high alert” to meet “eventualities of flooding and disruption of rail, road and air connectivity.”

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