The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) on November 25 said the severe cyclonic storm Nivar over southwest Bay of Bengal moved west-northwestwards with a speed of 6 kmph during past six hours and lay centred at 0230 hrs IST over southwest Bay of Bengal. It is very likely to move west-northwestwards for the next six hours and then northwestwards. It added that Cyclone Nivar is very likely to intensify further into a Very Severe Cyclonic Storm during the next 12 hours. It is expected to cross Tamil Nadu and Puducherry coasts between Karaikal and Mamallapuram during November 25 late evening as a very severe cyclonic storm with a wind speed of 120-130 kmph gusting to 145 kmph. Almost 1,200 National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) rescue personnel have been deployed in Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh & Puducherry. 800 others are on standby in view of cyclone Nivar, the “very severe cyclonic storm” which is expected to make landfall on the evening of November 25, 2020. Watch the video to know more.
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