Earlier, TN CM Edappadi Palaniswami had announced a statewide holiday on Wednesday. Following which, the state government officials had a discussion with the CM, today and the government has come up with a decision to extend the statewide holiday tomorrow too, considering the severe cyclone Nivar and the anticipated heavy rainfalls in different districts.
Accordingly, Chennai, Thiruvallur, Kanchipuram, Chengalpet and 13 other districts that come under the radar of heavy to extreme rainfall was declared holiday on 26th November, Thursday.
Meanwhile, the regional meteorological department has announced that Cyclone NIVAR is expected to cross Tamil Nadu and Puducherry coasts between Karaikal and Mamallapuram during mid-night of 25th and early hours of 26th November.
The IMD has issued cyclone warning to the coasts of Tamilnadu and Puducherry. In its official site, the IMD has said: "Cyclone Warning for Tamilnadu and Puducherry coasts, SCS NIVAR to cross Tamil Nadu and Puducherry coasts between Karaikal and Mamallapuram around Puducherry during mid-night of 25th and early hours of 26th Nov as VSCS."