Severe cyclonic storm Nivar has further Intensified into Very Severe Cyclonic Storm ( VSCS) and is likely to make landfall between Chennai and Pondicherry close to Mahabalipuram late-night tonight. Winds up to 130kmph with gusts upto 155kmph likely over landfall area.
Chennai city will continue to witness 60-70kmph winds with possible 100kmph gusts when Cyclone makes Landfall nearby. Intermittent heavy to very heavy rains likely over Chennai tonight and tomorrow morning.
Other major districts to watch out today are Villipuram, Cuddalore, Pondy, Vellore and Tiruvanamallai. The areas north of Landfall will have Waves very rough.
We request that people across these districts stay safe, stay alert and follow official weather agency for more updates.