Wednesday, November 25, 2020

Cyclone in Chennai: High alert as severe cyclonic storm Nivar nears Tamil Nadu coastline | Times of India

Cyclonic Storm Nivar

Severe cyclonic storm Nivar is expected to bring heavy rainfall to the city when it makes landfall between Mamallapuram and Karaikal on Wednesday evening.
The India Meteorological Department said a storm surge of about 2m above the sea level is likely around the time of landfall, causing inundation of low-lying areas.

On Monday evening, Aminjikarai, Choolaimedu, Alandur and Nanganallur got light rain accompanied by strong winds.


  1. November 25, Wednesday, 8:00 p.m.
    Strong winds lash Marina Beach road in Chennai

    November 25, Wednesday, 7:40 p.m.
    1.21 lakh people evacuated across Tamil Nadu

    Around 1.21 lakh people, including 22,466 children, have been evacuated to government relief centres across the state until 5:30 p.m. today, as per the Tamil Nadu government.

    November 25, Wednesday, 6:40 p.m.
    Flight operations at Chennai Airport suspended for next 12 hours

    As a precaution against the heavy rainfall and rough weather conditions induced by Cyclone Nivar, flight operations at the Chennai airport have been suspended from 7 p.m. on Wednesday to 7 a.m. on Thursday.

    November 25, Wednesday, 5:40 p.m.
    Nivar edges closer to landfall location: IMD update

    According to the IMD's latest update, Cyclone Nivar has intensified into a Very Severe Cyclonic Storm (VSCS).

    As of 2:30 p.m. IST, it lay centred over southwest Bay of Bengal—about 90 km east-southeast of Cuddalore, 150 km east-southeast of Puducherry, and 220 km south-southeast of Chennai.

    It is expected to make landfall between Tamil Nadu's Karaikal and Mamallapuram around Puducherry during the midnight and early hours of Thursday as a VSCS with a wind speed of 120-130 kmph gusting to 145 kmph.

    1. Several thousand people in south-eastern India fled their homes on Wednesday, out of the path of a cyclone due to slam coastal areas after midnight, bringing with it heavy rain.

      Nivar, classified as a very severe cyclonic storm, was expected to pack winds of 120 kilometres (75 miles) per hour and gusts of up to 145 km/h when it makes landfall, forecasters said.

      Thousands of state and national emergency personnel have been deployed in the southern regions of Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh and Puducherry, where the cyclone was due to hit in the early hours of Thursday morning, the Daily Mail reported.


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