Cyclone in Chennai, Tamil Nadu Highlights: Cyclone Nivar has made landfall and crossed Tamil Nadu and Puducherry coasts as a very severe cyclonic storm with a wind speed of 120 kilometres to 130 kilometres. Heavy rainfall continues in several parts of Tamil Nadu. Chennai International Airport still remains closed.
IMD-Chennai sounded Red Alert from extremely heavy rainfall in seven districts and orange alert in the districts located in northern Tamil Nadu. Incessant rain has lashed the Tamil Nadu capital. Chennai/Meenambakkam has received 120 mm rainfall from 8.30 am on Tuesday till 5.30 am today, as per details shared by IMD. Flights have been cancelled, bus services will be affected. South Western Railway has fully or partially cancelled a few trains.
IMD-Hyderabad in its forecast said that thunderstorms along with lightning will occur at isolated places. Heavy rainfall in 13 districts today. IMD-Bengaluru has predicted in the capital city of Karnataka today.