Cyclone Nivar To Hit Tamil Nadu, Puducherry At 145 Kmph After Midnight

Cyclone Nivar To Hit Tamil Nadu, Puducherry At 145 Kmph After Midnight

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November 25, 2020

Coastal Tamil Nadu and Puducherry are bracing for Cyclone Nivar, which has intensified into a "severe cyclonic storm", expected to intensify further and is barrelling towards the southeast coast. The powerful cyclone is likely to hit the coast by midnight or early tomorrow, the Met department said. The cyclone could hit the coast between Mamallapuram in Tamil Nadu (which is around 56 km from state capital Chennai) and Karaikal in Puducherry. Nivar has brought with it heavy rain and strong winds in coastal Tamil Nadu and Puducherry. On Tuesday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted to assure the Tamil Nadu and Puducherry governments - both have said today is a public holiday - of all possible support.

New Delhi, 25 November 2020

The cyclone will bring extremely 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 has advised, adding that coastal areas could receive heavy rain till tomorrow. 1, 000 cusecs surplus water will be released from the Chembarambakkam lake outside Chennai this noon. The discharge is likely to increase the water flow in Chennai's Adyar river and people living in low-lying areas along the river are being evacuated. Authorities, however, said there is no need for panic at the moment.Around 2,000 people have been evacuated to higher grounds from Tamil Nadu's Cuddalore district.

Source -NDTV


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