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Cyclone Nivar Live Update: IMD Issues ‘Red & Orange' Alert for Coastal Regions; Heavy Rainfall Likely from Today

Pronami Chetia
Pronami Chetia

IMD has recently issued 'orange' alert and advisory to the disaster management authorities of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana in view of the developing cyclonic storm Nivar over the Bay of Bengal. According to reports, the Depression over southwest and adjoining southeast Bay of Bengal moved west-northwestwards with a speed of 14 kmph during past 06 hours, intensified into a Deep Depression and lay centred at 1730 hrs IST of today, the 23rd November, 2020 over southwest Bay of Bengal, Puducherry and southeast of Chennai.

These States to Get Severe Rainfall due to Cyclone Nivar

Moreover, the storm's impact would start on Tuesday with cloudy weather to light drizzle.
It is very likely to intensify into a cyclonic storm during next 12 hours and into a Severe Cyclonic Storm during subsequent 24 hours. It is very likely to move northwestwards and cross Tamil Nadu and Puducherry coasts between Karaikal and Mamallapuram around Puducherry during 25th November 2020 evening as a severe cyclonic storm.

“Under its influence, there would be light to extremely heavy rainfall in the south coast and Rayalaseema on November 25 and 26. We have issued 'orange' messages to the state government authorities concerned for preparedness, and also suggested that farmers start harvesting their crops and fishermen should ventured into the sea till further instructions,” Stella said.

Fishermen are advised not to venture into Sea shore

Fishermen are advised not to venture into southwest and adjoining westcentral & southeast Bay of Bengal, Gulf of Mannar and along & off Tamilnadu, Puducherry and south Andhra Pradesh coasts during 23rd to 25th November. Also the fishermen out at the Sea are advised to return to the coast and avoid the above sea areas.

Maximum & Minimum Temperature

Maximum temperatures are above normal (1.6°C to 3.0°C) at a few places over Madhya Maharashtra, Coastal Karnataka and Kerala & Mahe and at isolated places over Telangana, Coastal Andhra Pradesh & Yanam and Tamilnadu, Puducherry & Karaikal while minimum temperatures are appreciably above normal (3.1°C to 5.0°C) at many places over Madhya Maharashtra and Marathwada. 

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