Live Vardah now a 'very severe cyclonic storm'

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Cyclonic storm Vardah has now turned into a severe cyclonic storm and is likely to make landfall by Monday afternoon along north Tamil Nadu and south Andhra Pradesh coast, close to Chennai, according to the India Meteorological Department.

The landfall will be accompanied by strong winds at the speed of 80 to 90 kmph and heavey to very heavy rainfall, an IMD release said Updates: The very severe cyclonic storm Vardah is now located 100-120 km east of Chennai.

The rainfall intensity will increase gradually becoming heavy to very heavy rainfall (7-19 cm) at a few places and isolated extremely heavy rainfall (≥ 20 cm) over Chennai, Thiruvallur and Kanchipuram districts of Tamil Nadu and Nellore and Prakasam districts of Andhra Pradesh on December 12 (ii) Wind warning: Squally winds speed reaching 40-50 kmph gusting to 60 Many parts of Chennai have started receiving heavy rainfall.

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