Cyclone Nivar, Weather Forecast Today Live Updates: Cyclone Nivar to cross TN, Puducherry coasts today

Cyclone Nivar, Weather forecast Today Live News Updates: Almost 1,200 National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) rescue personnel have been deployed in Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh and Puducherry and 800 others are on standby in view of cyclone Nivar.

Cyclone Nivar, Weather forecast Today Live Updates: Cyclone Nivar is expected to make landfall on Wednesday evening and is likely to cross Tamil Nadu and Puducherry coasts between Karaikal and Mamallapuram with a wind speed of 120-130 kmph, gusting up to 145 kmph. Authorities in Tamil Nadu and Puducherry, which are expected to take the brunt of cyclone Nivar, said precautionary measures were being taken while the central government assured all necessary help.

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While the Navy and Coast Guard have made preparations to deploy relief teams, National Disaster Response Force DG S N Pradhan said in Delhi it has deployed 22 relief and rescue teams in Tamil Nadu, Pudducherry and Andhra Pradesh while eight teams have been kept on standby.

The Tamil Nadu government has declared a public holiday today, with only essential services expected to continue. While bus services in six districts and train services from Chennai have been suspended, suburban trains in Chennai will be operated till 10 am while Metro services in Chennai will be operated from 7 am to 10 pm according to the holiday services time table.

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Cyclone Nivar is expected to make landfall on Wednesday evening and is likely to cross Tamil Nadu and Puducherry coasts between Karaikal and Mamallapuram as a severe cyclonic strom with a wind speed of 120-130 kmph, gusting up to 145 kmph. Authorities in Tamil Nadu and Puducherry, which are expected to take the brunt of cyclone Nivar, said precautionary measures were being taken while the central government assured all necessary help.

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A man wades through a waterlogged street in Chennai following heavy rains ahead of Cyclone Nivar. Express Photo: Srinivas K

In New Delhi, India Meteorological Department (IMD) officials said Nivar was likely to intensify into a severe cyclonic storm in the next 12 hours and into a very severe cyclonic storm in the subsequent 12 hours. Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke to Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami and Puducherry Chief Minister V Narayanasamy and assured all possible support from the Centre. “I pray for the safety and well-being of those living in the affected areas,” the Prime Minister later tweeted.

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A tidal wave of about 1.5m height above the astronomical tide is likely to inundate low-lying areas of north coastal districts of Tamil Nadu and Puducherry, near the place of the landfall, IMD Director General Dr M Mohapatra said.

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The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) has rescheduled the CA November exams for the students hailing from cities affected in the Nivar cyclone-affected areas. The exams which were to be held on November 24 and 25 will now be conducted on December 9 and 11, as per the latest notice by the institute.

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The rescheduled Intermediate and IPC exams will be held on December 9 and the final (old and new) examination will be held on December 11, for the above-stated centres only at the same time. Admit cards already issued would remain valid for the rescheduled date, it added. “It is clarified that the schedule of examinations of all other cities shall remain unchanged,” said the ICAI.

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For lodging complaints regarding issues left in the wake of Cylone Nivar, citizens can contact the Greater Chennai Corporation’s (GCC) cyclone helplines 044 25384530 or 044 25384540 or the control room 1913 (available 24×7) | Citizens can find the nearest Cyclone Nivar relief centre in Chennai here | For assistance on COVID-19-related queries and mental health support in Chennai, citizens can contact the GCC’s COVID-19 helpline 044 46122300 | Citizens can find the nearest GCC-facilitated COVID-19 fever clinic here | For lodging rain-related complaints and assistance during the monsoon, citizens can contact the GCC’s monsoon helplines 044 25384530 or 044 25384540 or the control room 1913 (available 24×7)

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