Weather conditions worsen as Cyclone Fani approaches India

Heavy rain and strong gales of wind are battering the city of Hyderabad in India as Cyclone Fani approaches.

In the video, the rainfall pounds against the floor and houses nearby and strong winds push hard against trees.

Cyclone Fani is expected to be India's strongest landfalling cyclone in nearly five years prompting emergency evacuations across India.

Over 800,000 people have been evacuated from their homes in preparation for Cyclone Fani's arrival.