Chennai Experiences Constant Rainfall As Cyclone Nivar Approaches Southern India

Cyclone Nivar has been causing heavy rainfall in Chennai which has also led to waterlogging in a few places. Have a look at what to expect in the next few hours.

Sania Kader

November 25, 2020

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Several parts of Chennai have been witnessing rainfall due to the approaching Cyclone Nivar which is expected to impact Tamil Nadu post-midnight. The cyclone is expected to pass through Tamil Nadu and Puducherry and is likely to cause structural damage around the coastal region. NDRF teams have been alerted in Tamil Nadu, Andra Pradesh, and Puducherry to minimize the cyclone’s effect post-impact. A recent report suggests that cyclone Nivar will have a landfall near Puducherry at a wind speed of 145 km/hr. Several trains and flights have been cancelled while a public holiday has been declared in Chennai to minimize commuting on Wednesday.

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Cyclone Nirav has been approaching Indian coastlines at a constant speed and the southern states along the border have been gearing up for the landslide. The city of Chennai has been experiencing continuous rainfall since November 24, 2020. A few parts of the city have also witnessed waterlogging, adding to the inconvenience of the citizens and the government. Heavy and continuous rainfalls, before and after cyclone landslides, are a common occurrence which also partially defines the cyclone intensity. The rainfall in Chennai is expected to continue throughout the night until the cyclone subsides.

A few areas along the coastline have been evacuated and the people have been shifted to safer areas as a precautionary measure. The tides along the sea appear to be wild and rough, igniting fear amongst the locals. According to a recent report by the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD), cyclone Nivar is likely to cross Tamil Nadu and Puducherry coasts between Karaikal and Mamallapuram during the late hours of November 25, 2020.

Read Cyclone Nivar Guidelines: List of Dos and Don’ts to Protect Yourself When a Cyclone Hits

So far a few guidelines have been strictly imposed in parts of Tamil Nadu and Puducherry. Close to 12 trains have been cancelled in the wake of cyclone Nivar while the heavy rainfall continues. Metro trains are expected to run frequently, at an interval of ten minutes. Tamil Nadu has declared a public holiday to keep the people within the safety of their homes on November 25th.

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