Cyclone Nivar, which is brewing in the Bay of Bengal, is likely to make landfall between Mamallapuram (Tamil Nadu) and Karaikal (Puducherry) on November 25. Cyclone Nivar is expected to bring in heavy to extremely heavy rains in Rayalaseema and south coastal Andhra Pradesh districts on November 25 and 26. Visakhapatnam and East Godavari districts are also likely to receive downpour.
It is very likely to concentrate into a depression over the southwest Bay of Bengal during next the 24 hours and intensify further into a cyclonic storm during the subsequent 24 hours. It is very likely to move northwestwards and cross Tamil Nadu and Puducherry coasts between Karaikal and Mahabalipuram around November 25.
As Cyclone Nivar is moving in a westerly direction towards north Sri Lanka and south Tamil Nadu coast, the coastal areas of the southern state are expected to receive heavy rain between November 23-26. As heavy rainfall has been predicted, six teams of NDRF have left for Cuddalore and Chidambaram towns in the Cuddalore district to assist in relief measures.