Cyclone Nivar LIVE updates: Very severe storm in Tamil Nadu, Puducherry at midnight

Severe cyclonic storm Nivar is expected to cross Tamil Nadu and Puducherry coasts around midnight or early hours of Thursday, IMD said on Wednesday.

Moving at a speed of about 7kmph over the past six hours, the severe cyclonic storm Nivar lay centered about 290km east-southeast of Cuddalore, about 300km east-southeast of Puducherry, and 350km south-southeast of Chennai, the weather department said. Over the next 12 hours, Nivar is likely to intensify into a very severe cyclonic storm.

The wind speed when Nivar crosses the coast will be 120-130 kmph gusting to 145 kmph.

Dr. Mrutyunjay Mohapatra DGM India Meteorological Department has shared a video where he briefing the live update about cyclone Nivar.

The Regional Meteorological Centre in Chennai advised, adding that coastal areas could receive heavy rains till Thursday.

In meantime, ANI said on its official Twitter handle and wrote, “Due to #CycloneNivar, aircraft operations at Chennai Airport will remain suspended from 7 pm today to 7 am tomorrow.”

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