Cyclone Nilam is fast approaching the Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh coasts. The cyclone warning predicts that it will hit the coastline between Nellore and Nagapattinam in the afternoon or evening.
When the cyclone approaches the coast, the speed could reach up to 90 kmph. Ports have been put on an alert and fishermen have been advised against going into the sea. All educational institutions in Chennai have been closed.