India very Severe Cyclonic Storm Nivar was a tropical cyclone which brought severe impacts to portions of Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh in late November of 2020.

8,470 ha of paddy crops, 428 ha of pulses, 570 ha of oilseed crops and 998 ha of different yields have been immersed with rain water. The agri division has found ways to deplete the water rapidly.

The affected areas include regions from Kanchipuram (750 ha), Thiruvallur (2,225 ha), Cuddalore (1,335 ha), Villupuram (1,205 ha), Tiruvannamalai (958 ha), Chengalpattu (2,760 ha), and Ranipet (235 ha).

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has announced that the depression over south coastal Andhra Pradesh has moved north-northeastwards and weakened into a low pressure area. The low pressure area lay centered over south coastal Andhra Pradesh and westcentral Bay of Bengal.

Nivar is the second cyclone to have developed in the Bay of Bengal this year after Cyclone Amphan wreaked havoc in West Bengal in May. Amphan had intensified to become a ‘super cyclonic storm’.