Cyclone Nivar, which can seemingly grow to be a “very severe cyclonic storm”, is anticipated to make landfall Wednesday night between Mamallapuram in Tamil Nadu (which is round 56 km from the state capital Chennai) and Karaikal in Puducherry. Nivar will carry extraordinarily heavy rainfall and winds between 120 and 130 km per hour, with gusts of as much as 145 km per hour, the Regional Meteorological Centre in Chennai has suggested, including that coastal areas might obtain heavy rains until Thursday. The Puducherry Chief Minister spoke to NDTV on Tuesday and mentioned giant gatherings had been banned and public motion prohibited from 9 PM to six AM Thursday. He additionally mentioned non-essential retailers and providers had been shut; solely milk cubicles, gas stations, hospitals and pharmacies, and authorities places of work will probably be allowed to open.
Around 1,200 National Disaster Response Force personnel have been deployed in Tamil Nadu, Puducherry and neighbouring Andhra Pradesh as properly, NDRF chief SN Pradhan informed PTI. 12 groups are in Tamil Nadu (six in Cuddalore district and two in Chennai), seven in Andhra Pradesh and three in Puducherry. An extra 20 groups will probably be on standby in Odisha’s Cuttack, Vijaywada in Andhra Pradesh and Thrissur in Kerala.
Here are the Live Updates on Cyclone Nivar in Tamil Nadu:
The Severe Cyclonic Storm Nivar over southwest Bay of Bengal moved west-northwestwards with a pace of 6 kmph throughout previous six hours and lay centred at 0230 hrs IST in the present day over southwest Bay of Bengal: India Meteorological Department
Tamil Nadu: Heavy rain lashes Kanchipuram as Cyclone Nivar is anticipated to make landfall between Karaikal and Mamallapuram later in the present day.
– ANI (@ANI) November 25, 2020