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Cyclone Nivar Starts Landfall, Heavy Rain In Chennai And Puducherry|Updates
Very severe cyclonic storm Nivar now lies about 50 km east-southeast of Cuddalore, about 40 km east southeast of Puducherry. Landfall process commences
Cyclone Nivar: Heavy rain hit coastal Tamil Nadu and Puducherry.
New Delhi: The very severe cyclonic storm Nivar has begun its landfall close to the Puducherry coast and its center will cross the coast near the Union Territory in three hours' time, the India Meteorological Department said on late Wednesday. In its bulletin issued at 10.30 p.m., the IMD said the cyclone Nivar is to cross the coast close to Puducherry in three hours time with a wind speed of 120-130 kmph gusting at 145 kmph.
Very severe cyclonic storm Nivar now lies about 50 km east-southeast of Cuddalore, about 40 km east southeast of Puducherry. Landfall process commences. Centre of #NivarCyclone to cross coast near Puducherry within next 3 hours: IMD https://t.co/loCYf4JcQB— DailyaddaaNews (@Dailyaddaa) November 25, 2020
The cyclone was centered 50 km east of Cuddalore, 40 km southeast of Puducherry, and 120 km southeast of Chennai. The cyclone, moving at a speed of 16 kmph for the past six hours, is being monitored by the Doppler Weather Radars at Chennai, Karaikal, and Sriharikota.
Even after landfall, the system is likely to maintain its cyclone intensity for about six hours and weaken gradually. The sea along the coast is very rough with huge waves hitting the shores.
Under its influence, rainfall, with heavy to very heavy rainfalls at a few places and isolated extremely heavy falls, is likely to occur over Ranipet, Tiruvannamalai, Tirupattur, Vellore districts of Tamil Nadu and Chittoor, Kurnool, Prakasam and Cuddappa districts of Andhra Pradesh.
Gale wind speed reaching 65-75 kmph gusting to 85 kmph very likely to prevail over Ranipet, Tiruvannamalai, Tirupattur, and Vellore, as well as Chittoor from early morning to forenoon on Thursday, the Met Department said.
Like Tamil Nadu, the Puducherry government has announced Thursday as a public holiday. A total of 25 teams from the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) have been deployed on the coastal areas of Tamil Nadu, Puducherry, and Andhra Pradesh.