Nivar over, but rains to continue

Chennai: Though Nivar cyclone has made landfall during the early hours of today, rains will continue to lash the State, officials have said.

Deputy Director General of Meteorology, Chennai, S Balachandran said rainfall is likely to continue in Tamilnadu.

He stated: “The storm now lies inside the land area. There will, however, be rainfall and strong winds as well.”

According to Balachandran, in the next six hours, the severe cyclonic storm will further weaken.

Nivar cyclone made landfall near Puducherry in the early hours of today and brought heavy rains to Tamilnadu and the Union Territory.

According to India Meteorological Department (IMD) officials, Nivar weakened into a severe cyclonic storm after it crossed coast near Puducherry.


NT Bureau