Nivar Cyclone: Chennai, Nneighbouring areas likely to get heavy rain

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The cyclone is likely to move northwest and cross the north Tamil Nadu coast and south Andhra Pradesh on Wednesday, bringing heavy rains in Chennai, Villupuram, Cuddalore and Puducherry

Tamil Nadu and Sri Lanka is gearing up to face Nivar cyclone, which is expected to hit its coastal areas on Wednesday.

Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) said that the a low-pressure system had prevailed in the south Bay of Bengal for more than two days has intensified into a depression and lay 630kms south-southeast of Chennai.

The cyclone is likely to move northwest and cross the north Tamil Nadu coast and south Andhra Pradesh on Wednesday, bringing heavy rains in Chennai, Villupuram, Cuddalore and Puducherry, according to media reports.

The authorities in Tamil Nadu, Puducherry and Karaikal have declared ‘red’ alert with the possibility of heavy to very heavy rainfall forecast on November 25. Rayalseema, Telangana, south interior Karnataka and coastal Andhra Pradesh are on orange alert with possibility of heavy rain during November 24 – 26..

The fishermen community has been warned of venturing into the seas till Wednesday.

IMD has also advised farmers to harvest their crops without delay in the south coastal Andhra Pradesh and Rayalaseema districts as winds are expected to cross speeds of 100 kmph during landfall, posing a danger of damage to crops, according to a Firstpost report.

Heavy to extremely heavy rains are expected in isolated places of these districts on Wednesday and Thursday, according to Deccan Chronicle.

All departments including revenue, disaster management, police, forest, health services, and rural development in Nagapattinam are on high alert. All fishermen have been asked to return to shore.

Officials are concerned that it could slightly deviate in its path like Cyclone Gaja which could put the southern half of Nagapattinam district at risk, The New Indian Express reported.

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