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    Last week, parts of southern India including Tamil Nadu, Karnataka and Puducherry were inundated by Cyclone Nivar. Now, the India Metrological Department (IMD) has alerted the region to brace for more storms and heavy rain for several days.

    Just days after Cyclone Nivar, another meteorological depression has been observed in the Bay of Bengal, to India's southeast. 

    The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has predicted that it is likely to intensify into a “deep depression” over the next 24 hours and is also likely to become a cyclonic storm. 

    Southern Indian regions including Tamil Nadu, Puducherry, Andhra Pradesh, and Kerala will be witnessing heavy downpours until at least 4 December.

    It is also being forecast that while rains will continue to lash southern India, the cyclonic storm is likely to move towards Sri Lanka.

    The news has created major buzz on social media.

    During the night of 25-26 November, cyclone Nivar first made landfall near the coastal Tamil Nadu town of Marakkanam, 30 kilometres north of Puducherry, at around 2:30 a.m. (local time).

    More than 200,000 residents from this area had earlier been evacuated to safer regions. The region has yet to return to normalcy, as several roads remain waterlogged.

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