The sudden change in weather is attributed to super cyclonic storm Amphan, which has taken away all the moisture from the region. … At 2.30 pm on Tuesday, the Chennai weather station in Nungambakkam recorded 40.2 degrees Celsius, which is 3.1 degrees above normal.
Will Chennai get affected by Nivar?
Nivar made its landfall over north coastal Tamil Nadu between Puducherry and Chennai close to Marakkanam. Overall, Nivar caused $600 million in damages.
|Very severe cyclonic storm (IMD scale)|
|Damage||$600 million (2020 USD)|
|Areas affected||Sri Lanka, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Puducherry|
Where is cyclone amphan now?
Cyclone Amphan is currently crossing the West Bengal coast near the Sunderbans and will reach near Kolkata by evening, IMD Director General Mrutyunjay Mohapatra said as the storm was making a landfall. He said strong winds with an intensity of 160 kilometres per hour have commenced in coastal West Bengal districts.
Which country name is amphan?
Last year, India had witnessed two cyclones by May – Amphan in the Bay of Bengal and Nisarga in the Arabian Sea. While the name Amphan comes was from the previous list, Bangladesh named the next cyclone Nisarga from the fresh list.
Is Nivar stronger than Vardha?
When the eye is well-formed, we usually see a greater force of winds,” added Mohapatra. “Nivar’s intensity similar to what we saw during the landfall of cyclone storm Vardah, though Nivar was a little stronger than Vardha,” he added.
Is Cyclone Nivar bad?
Cyclone Nivar made a late-night landfall near Puducherry. The tropical storm has weakened from a “very severe cyclonic storm” to a “severe cyclonic storm” with a wind speed of 100-110 km per hour, gusting up to 120 km per hour, the weather office said in a statement.
Why is cyclone named Nivar?
Cyclone Nivar is the fourth cyclone to hit the North Indian Ocean region in 2020. The name ‘Nivar’ has been selected from the list of names given by Iran. In the Parsi language, the name ‘Nivar’ means light. But the storm, approaching in the middle of the night, can also bring darkness.