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In Pics | Cyclone Nivar packed winds with speed up to 130 kmph hits Tamil Nadu, Puducherry

Powerful Cyclone Nivar, packing estimated wind speeds of 120 to 130 kmph, made its landfall as a very severe cyclonic storm near Puducherry coast in the wee hours of Thursday. The centre of the cyclone took three hours to cross the coast, the Indian Meteorological Department said in an update at around 3.30 am. Here's a look at the severe cyclonic storm along the coasts of Tamil Nadu and Puducherry: 
Last Updated 26 November 2020, 10:06 IST
Nearly 300 trees, including those on arterial roads in the city, were uprooted due to gusty winds that travelled as far as over 100 km from where the very severe cyclonic storm made its landfall in the wee hours of Thursday. Credit: DH Photo
Nearly 300 trees, including those on arterial roads in the city, were uprooted due to gusty winds that travelled as far as over 100 km from where the very severe cyclonic storm made its landfall in the wee hours of Thursday. Credit: DH Photo
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Workers from the civic body clearing a waterlogged road in Vepery in Chennai. Credit: DH Photo
Workers from the civic body clearing a waterlogged road in Vepery in Chennai. Credit: DH Photo
Emergency and rescue workers clear a street after a tree fell due to heavy rains and strong winds after after Cyclone Nivar landfall, in Puducherry on November 26, 2020. Credit: AFP Photo
Emergency and rescue workers clear a street after a tree fell due to heavy rains and strong winds after after Cyclone Nivar landfall, in Puducherry on November 26, 2020. Credit: AFP Photo
A boy wades through waterlogged water in a residential area following heavy rains after Cyclone Nivar landfall, in Puducherry. Credit: AFP Photo
A boy wades through waterlogged water in a residential area following heavy rains after Cyclone Nivar landfall, in Puducherry. Credit: AFP Photo
An uprooted tree that fell on a house damaged due to cyclone Nivar. Credit: PTI Photo
An uprooted tree that fell on a house damaged due to cyclone Nivar. Credit: PTI Photo
Boats anchored at a coastal area before the landfall of Cyclone Nivar, in Mamallapuram. Credit: PTI Photo
Boats anchored at a coastal area before the landfall of Cyclone Nivar, in Mamallapuram. Credit: PTI Photo
Strong winds at a coastal area before the landfall of Cyclone Nivar, in Mamallapuram. Credit: PTI Photo
Strong winds at a coastal area before the landfall of Cyclone Nivar, in Mamallapuram. Credit: PTI Photo
Policemen walk along a deserted beach road during heavy rains as cyclone Nivar approaches the southeastern Indian coast in Puducherry on November 25, 2020. Credit: AFP Photo
Policemen walk along a deserted beach road during heavy rains as cyclone Nivar approaches the southeastern Indian coast in Puducherry on November 25, 2020. Credit: AFP Photo
Larges waves lash over a beach during heavy rains as cyclone Nivar approaches the southeastern Indian coast in Puducherry on November 25, 2020. Credit: AFP Photo
Larges waves lash over a beach during heavy rains as cyclone Nivar approaches the southeastern Indian coast in Puducherry on November 25, 2020. Credit: AFP Photo
A man shelters under an umbrella from heavy rains while looking out to the Indian ocean as cyclone Nivar approaches the southeastern Indian coast in Puducherry. Credit: AFP Photo
A man shelters under an umbrella from heavy rains while looking out to the Indian ocean as cyclone Nivar approaches the southeastern Indian coast in Puducherry. Credit: AFP Photo
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(Published 26 November 2020, 04:10 IST)

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