Cyclone Nivar made
landfall near Puducherry, south of Chennai as a very severe cyclonic storm. The
landfall that started from 11.30 pm. on November 25th night lasted till 2.30
a.m. on November 26th with the eye of the storm crossing near Marakanam 15
kilometers south of Puducherry.
No major loss of life was reported in North Tamil Nadu or Puducherry coasts
No major loss of
life was reported in North Tamil Nadu or Puducherry coasts so far. Cautionary
signal ten was hoisted at both Cuddalore and Puducherry ports while signal
number nine was on at Chennai port on November 25th. Atleast six vessels were moved out of the
chennai port which made their way to the high ways much before the cyclone hit
In the process of
landfall, it dumped extremely heavy rainfall in coastal areas. Puducherry
received the highest of 30 cm rains followed by
Cuddalore 27 cm and Chidambaram 13 cm. Rains lashed many places in and
around Chennai too. In Chennai city,
Nungambakkam recorded 11 cm, Poonamallee and Taramani received 10 cm
till 6.30 hours in November 26th.
Nivar still maintains a wind speed of 85 to 95 kmph as it moves to interior
The severe cyclonic
storm Nivar now lay centered over north coastal Tamil Nadu, about 50 km
northnorthwest of Puducherry. It still maintains a wind speed of 85 to 95 kmph
as it moves to interior areas. It would move northwest wards and weaken further
into a cyclonic storm during next three hours.
Places like Ambur,
Tiruvannamalai, Vellore and Arani may experience squally winds with a speed of
50 kmph. In Chennai, rains may continue and winds will be strong for next six
hours, according to the Meteorological Department. The rains can go up to
Bengaluru under the impact of the cyclone
Chennai airport to remain closed for operations till 9 a.m.
The chennai airport
has extended by two hours its decision to suspend flights on November 27 taking
into weather conditions post cyclone Nivar. The flights will start from around
9 hours now.
The closure of #AAI
#Chennaiairport due to #CycloneNivar stands extended till 0900hrs of
26.11.2020, on assessing the prevailing climatic conditions and taking
passenger safety as top priority. The inconvenience caused is deeply regretted
according to the official twitter handle of the Airport Authority of India Chennai
The Chennai airport
had suspended domestic, international and cargo operations from 7 p.m. on
November 25 th till 7 a.m. on Novemer 26th in the wake of Cyclone Nivar. The
decision was taken considering the safety of the passengers AAI sources said.
According to IMD
tweet, the amount of rainfall during 08:30 a.m. of 25th Novemeber 25 and 02:30
a.m. of November 26:
Karaikal-86 mm, Cuddalore-246 mm, Puducherry - 237 mm, Chennai - 89 mm