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Cyclonic Storm ‘Nivar’ formed over the Southern Bay of Bengal during the early hours of 24 November. It is expected to intensify in the next 24 hours as it prepares to make landfall over Tamil Nadu late Wednesday, 25 November.

According to the India Meteorological Department (IMD), the Cyclonic Storm Nivar has moved west-northwest at 5 kmph since midnight on Tuesday and as of 05:30 (24 November), it is centered over southwest Bay of Bengal—about 410 km east-southeast of Puducherry and 450 km southeast of Chennai.

Possible Effects:

  • Heavy rainfall could lead to landslides and flooding

  • Downed trees, hindering rescue/recovery efforts

  • Traffic delays

  • Cancelled, delayed, or rerouted flights

  • Power outages in homes and places of work

Mitigating Measures to Apply:

  • Check with the supplier to ensure they are open and operating

  • Monitor local news and weather media for updates

  • Allow extra time for travel to and from supplier, accommodations, and airport

  • Avoid traveling through flooded areas

  • Keep extra bottled water in lodging

  • Keep electronics charged and maintain contact throughout the remainder of the trip

  • Confirm flight itinerary prior to departure to the airport

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