New Delhi (NVI): Cyclone Nivar is heading towards the north Tamil Nadu coast and south Andhra Pradesh. It is expected to make landfall between Mamallapuram and Karaikal, including Mayiladuthurai district on Wednesday, November 25.
According to the India Meteorological Department (IMD), speed of winds could reach 100 kmph during the landfall.
Under the influence of the potential cyclone, widespread rainfall is forecast over Tamil Nadu, Puducherry and Karaikal between Tuesday and Thursday.
The department has advised agriculture and horticulture farmers to harvest their crops without delay.
Moreover, the IMD has also forecast fairly widespread rainfall over south coastal Andhra Pradesh, Yanam, Rayalaseema, and Telangana on Wednesday and Thursday.
The meteorological subdivision of coastal Andhra Pradesh and Yanam has also been kept under an ‘orange alert’.
The weather department has asked fishermen not to venture into the sea. Visakhapatnam and East Godavari districts are also likely to receive light to moderate rains.
The disaster management teams, police, forest, health services, and others have been put on high alert.