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“Nivar” in Bay of Bengal intensifies into severe cyclonic storm

Updated: November 25, 2020 1:39 pm

The cyclonic storm “Nivar” in the Bay of Bengal intensified into a SEVERE cyclonic storm early this morning. The MET Department in Chennai says it is set to further intensify into a very severe cyclonic storm later in the day today. It is expected to make a landfall from late this evening between Kaaraikal and Maamalla-Puram close to Puducherry. During its landfall, the wind speed is expected to be in the range of 130 to 140 km an hour, gushing to 155 km per hour.

The MET Department in Chennai says the Severe Cyclone Nivar currently lies 380 km south-south east of Chennai, 320 km east-south east of Puducherry and 310 km east-southeast of Cuddalore. It is found to be moving westwards with the speed of six kilometres an hour for the past six hours. It is expected to move in the west-northwest direction for the next six-hours and then turn towards the north-western direction and reach the coast.

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