Incessant heavy rainfall lashed several areas in and around Chennai as the severe cyclonic storm Nivar approached closer to the coast on Wednesday.Click here for live updates on Cyclone NivarPlaces in and around Chennai received heavy to very heavy rain till 8.30 a.m. on Wednesday. Nungambakkam received nearly 17 cm of rainfall and Meenambakkam recorded 12 cm. The other weather stations in Taramani (12 cm), West Tambaram (10 cm) and Ennore 9 cm too recorded rain of heavy to very heavy intensity.However, other places such as Chidambaram, Cuddalore, Karaikal, Nagapattinam have received only light rain till 8.30 a.m.According to the India Meteorological Department, the severe cyclonic storm Nivar has moved west-northwestwards and lay centered over southwest Bay of Bengal, about 290 km east-southeast of Cuddalore, about 300 km east southeast of Puducherry and 350 km south southeast of Chennai. It is likely to intensify into a very severe cyclonic storm by afternoon.It is now moving at a speed of 7 km per hour.Severe weather disturbance is likely across Tamil Nadu and Puducherry coasts between Karaikal and Mamallapuram around Puducherry during Wednesday midnight and early hours of Thursday as a very severe cyclonic storm with a wind speed of 120-130 kmph… Read full this story
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