Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K. Palaniswami declared a statewide public holiday on Wednesday as Cyclone Nivar is expected to cross Tamil Nadu-Puducherry coasts between Karaikal and Mamallapuram tomorrow evening

The severe cyclonic storm is expected to cross between Karaikal and Mamallapuram around Puducherry. Under the influence of this cyclone, heavy rainfall is expected to continue up to 27th November in Tamil Nadu,” S Balachandran, IMD Chennai said.