.Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Tamil Nadu Disaster Response Force personnel prepare themselves ahead of Cyclone Burevi in Kanyakumari. (PTI Photo)

  • Cyclone 'Burevi' is expected to cross south Tamil Nadu coast on Thursday night and early Friday morning
  • This is the second cyclone that is predicted to hit the state in a week
  • Last week, a very severe cyclonic storm, Nivar, had battered the southern state

.Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
.Puducherry, India
India Meteorological Department (IMD) released satellite image captured on Wednesday.(Photo Credit: PTI)

  • 'Very severe' cyclonic storm Nivar made landfall near Puducherry in the early hours of Thursday
  • It weakened into a 'severe' cyclonic storm
  • Around 2.5 lakh people were housed in cyclone shelters in Tamil Nadu

.Puducheri, Tamil Nadu, India
People stand near a shore during strong winds ahead of the landfall of Cyclone Nivar, in Kovalam. (PTI Photo/R Senthil Kumar)

  • The NDRF has constituted a total of 50 teams
  • There are 20 teams which have been kept on standby in Andhra Pradesh, Odisha, and Kerala
  • The speed is going to be 130-145 kms per hour with strong winds, said the DG of the NDRF

.Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
A man clicks photographs as turbulent waves crash the shore before the landfall of Cyclone Nivar, at Marina Beach in Chennai. (PTI photo)

  • 12 departures and 12 arrivals from and to Chennai airport have been cancelled so far due to cyclone Nivar
  • Southern Railways has cancelled seven trains for November 26
  • Heavy rain is likely to occur in several parts of Tamil Nadu and Puducherry

.Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
The cyclone will make a landfall between Karaikal and Mamallapuram. (Photo: PTI)

  • The cyclone is expected to cross the Tamil Nadu-Puducherry coast on Wednesday evening
  • NDRF has deployed a total of 22 teams on-ground
  • Nivar is going to be the second severe cyclone of the year