The threat of Cyclone Nivar is at large in India over Tamil Nadu, Andhra Predesh and Puducherry. The landfall of severe cyclonic storm Nivar has commenced. It is now at about 50 km east-southeast of Cuddalore, and 40 km east southeast of Puducherry. Centre of cyclone to cross coast near Puducherry within next 3 hours, the India Meteorological Department said.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday spoke to Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Shri Edappadi K Palaniswami and Puducherry Chief Minister V Narayanasamy regarding the situation in the wake of Cyclone Nivar.

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.

IMD-Chennai has 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.