Cyclone Nivar Highlights: Tamil Nadu, Puducherry On Alert As Cyclone Nivar Intensify

Cyclone Nivar LIVE Updates: Nivar 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 rains till Thursday.

Cyclone Nivar Highlights: Tamil Nadu, Puducherry On Alert As Cyclone Nivar Intensify

Cyclone Nivar: Around 1,200 NDRF personnel have been deployed in Tamil Nadu, Puducherry

New Delhi:

Cyclone Nivar, which will likely become a "very severe cyclonic storm", is expected to make landfall Wednesday evening between Mamallapuram in Tamil Nadu (which is around 56 km from state capital Chennai) and Karaikal in Puducherry.

Nivar 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 rains till Thursday. This morning Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted to assure the Tamil Nadu and Puducherry governments - both have said tomorrow is a public holiday - of all possible support.

Around 1,200 National Disaster Response Force personnel have been deployed in Tamil Nadu, Puducherry and neighbouring Andhra Pradesh as well, NDRF chief SN Pradhan told PTI. 12 teams are in Tamil Nadu (six in Cuddalore district and two in Chennai), seven in Andhra Pradesh and three in Puducherry. An additional 20 teams will be on standby in Odisha's Cuttack, Vijaywada in Andhra Pradesh and Thrissur in Kerala.

Here are the highlights on Cyclone Nivar in Tamil Nadu:

Nov 24, 2020 23:55 (IST)
Due to Cyclone Nivar, IndiGo flights to or from in the southern region, mainly Chennai, have been disrupted. 49 flights that were scheduled for tomorrow have been cancelled. We will monitor the situation and decide on the further course of action for Nov 26: IndiGo Statement 

Nov 24, 2020 23:30 (IST)
Nov 24, 2020 22:29 (IST)
In view of Cyclone Nivar, Cabinet Secretary Rajiv Gauba chaired a meeting of National Crisis Management Committee (NCMC) today via video conferencing with chief secretaries of Tamil Nadu, Puducherry & Andhra Pradesh & secretaries of different ministries, news agency ANI reported quoting Government Of India
Nov 24, 2020 21:23 (IST)
Tamil Nadu: In connection with Cyclone Nivar, metro train services will run with Holiday Train services timetable tomorrow with service hours from 7 am to 10 pm with the headway of every 10 minutes, news agency ANI reported quoting Chennai Metro
Nov 24, 2020 20:49 (IST)
Nov 24, 2020 19:23 (IST)
Nov 24, 2020 18:32 (IST)
Six Special Trains In Thiruvananthapuram Division Cancelled In View Of Tamil Nadu Cyclone
Six special trains of the Thiruvananthapuram division of the Southern Railways, have been cancelled on November 25 in view of the IMD forecast of cyclonic storm Nivar making landfall over Tamil Nadu and Puducherry coasts.

Trains which have been cancelled are: Train No.02634 Kanyakumari Chennai Egmore Daily Superfast Express Special; Train No 02633 Chennai EgmoreKanyakumari Daily Superfast Express Special; Train No 06724 KollamChennai Egmore Daily (Ananthapuri) Express Special; Train No 06723 Chennai EgmoreKollam Daily (Ananthapuri) Express Special; Train No.06102 KollamChennai Egmore Express Special via Sengottai, Madurai Jn andTrain No 06101 Chennai Egmore Kollam Express Special via Madurai Jn, Sengottai.

The railways has said full refund would be granted to passengers of the cancelled trains, a press release said.

For e-ticket holders, automatic refund would be granted.

For tickets booked at railway counters, the time limit has been relaxed and passengers can avail refund from the railway counter on surrendering of tickets within 15 days of the scheduled departure of the train as against the regular norm of three days, the release added.
Nov 24, 2020 17:51 (IST)
Extremely heavy rainfall expected in coastal and north interior Tamil Nadu districts on 25th November. The most vulnerable zone is north Tamil Nadu districts: Dr. Mrutyunjay Mohapatra, DG, IMD
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Nov 24, 2020 17:21 (IST)
Nov 24, 2020 16:12 (IST)
Cyclone Nivar: Prohibitory Orders Clamped In Puducherry To Restrict Movement Of People
The Puducherry district administration on Tuesday imposed prohibitory orders under section 144 of CrPC in this region to prevent movement of people in public places, in the wake of cyclone warning issued by the Indian Meteorological department.

District Collector Purva Garg said the order prevents collection of people or movement of people in public places.

All shops and business establishments were directed to be closed from 9 pm on Tuesday to 6 am on Thursday.

She said in a release that the IMD had warned of possible impact of cyclone "Nivar" along the coastline of Tamil Nadu and Puducherry.

Puducherry is expected to be ''severely impacted'' by the cyclone and there was a grave danger to life, health and safety of the public because of the cyclone predicted.

This order would not be applicable to staff engaged in law and order duty and also the essential services such as milk supply, fuel stations and pharmacies, she added. 
Nov 24, 2020 15:23 (IST)
Cyclone Nivar to hit tomorrow, curbs in Puducherry from 9 pm

Cyclone Nivar may cross Tamil Nadu and Puducherry in the south-western Bay of Bengal coastal area tomorrow evening, the weather office has predicted, warning that the deep depression has intensified into a cyclonic storm. Prime Minister Narendra Modi, in a tweet, assured Tamil Nadu, Puducherry all possible support from centre. The cyclone is likely to arrive with winds gusting at up to 120 km per hour. Read Here
Nov 24, 2020 14:12 (IST)
Cyclone Nivar is currently 50km south-west of Chennai and is moving north-westward. The prediction is that it is likely to move towards the Tamil Nadu coast and cross close to Puducherry at around 5 pm tomorrow. It will intensify further: RK Jenamani, senior scientist, IMD. 
Nov 24, 2020 13:52 (IST)
Cyclone Nivar: Visuals from Gandhi Beach in Puducherry as strong winds hit the region, sea turns rough
Nov 24, 2020 13:50 (IST)
Puducherry Chief Minister V Narayanasamy reviews preparations in coastal areas.
Nov 24, 2020 13:38 (IST)
Cyclone Nivar to intensify further into a super cyclonic storm during the next 24 hours.
Nov 24, 2020 13:35 (IST)
Section 144 in Puducherry from 9 pm till November 26
Nov 24, 2020 13:33 (IST)
The severe cyclonic storm is expected to cross between Karaikal and Mamallapuram around Puducherry by tomorrow evening. Under the influence of this cyclone, rainfall is expected to continue up to 27th November in Tamil Nadu: S Balachandran, IMD Chennai.

Nov 24, 2020 13:22 (IST)
Cyclone Nivar: Deep depression off Tamil Nadu intensifies into a cyclonic storm

The deep depression over the Bay of Bengal intensified into a cyclonic storm, ''Nivar'' and it is likely to intensify further into a severe cyclonic storm and cross the Tamil Nadu and Puducherry coasts on November 25, the Met department said today.

Nov 24, 2020 12:06 (IST)
Cyclone Nivar: PM assures Tamil Nadu, Puducherry all possible support

Cyclone Nivar may cross Tamil Nadu and Puducherry in the south-western Bay of Bengal coastal area tomorrow evening, the weather office has predicted, warning that the deep depression has intensified into a cyclonic storm. Prime Minister Narendra Modi, in a tweet, assured Tamil Nadu, Puducherry all possible support from centre. The cyclone is likely to arrive with winds gusting at up to 120 km per hour. Read Here
Nov 24, 2020 11:39 (IST)
Tamil Nadu: Rain slams parts of Chennai
Nov 24, 2020 11:37 (IST)
Weather in Chennai: Coastal parts of Chennai on alert ahead of Cyclone Nivar
Nov 24, 2020 11:22 (IST)
PM Modi assures Tamil Nadu, Puducherry all possible support from centre as Cyclone Nivar approaches.
Nov 24, 2020 11:15 (IST)
Cyclone Nivar in Chennai: Coastal parts of Chennai on alert ahead of Cyclone Nivar
Nov 24, 2020 11:07 (IST)
"Deep Depression intensified into a Cyclonic storm Nivar over southwest Bay of Bengal"
Nov 24, 2020 11:04 (IST)
Cyclone Nivar: NDRF has sent 30 teams

The National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) has sent 30 teams to launch rescue and relief operations for the two states and the union territory, in view of the cyclone Nivar.