CYCLONIC STORM ‘BUREVI’

CONTEXT:

  • Cyclonic Storm ‘Burevi’ over southwest Bay of Bengal.

MAIN POINTS:

  • According to the Cyclone Warning Division of the India Meteorological Department (IMD), the deep depression over southwest Bay of Bengal moved west northwestwards with a speed of 9 kmph, intensified into a cyclone storm and lay centred over southwest Bay of Bengal, about 400 km east-southeast of Trincomalee (Sri Lanka) and 800 km eastsoutheast of Kanniyakumari (India).
  • It is very likely to intensify further during the next 12 hours.
  • It is very likely to cross the Sri Lanka coast (near Trincomalee) during evening/night of 2nd December as a Cyclonic Storm with a wind speed of 75-85 kmph gusting to 95kmph.
  • It is very likely to move nearly westwards thereafter, emerge into the Gulf of Mannar and adjoining Comorin area on 3rd December morning.
  • It would then move nearly west-southwestwards and cross south Tamil Nadu coast between Kanniyakumari and Pamban around the early morning of 4 December.
  • A cyclone alert has been issued for South Tamil Nadu and Kerala coasts (Yellow Message).
  • Heavy to very heavy rainfall at a few places with extremely heavy fall is expected over a few places in South Tamil Nadu and South Kerala. Coastal Andhra Pradesh and Lakshadweep can also expect heavy rainfall at isolated places.
  • IMD advises total suspension of fishing operations from 1st to 4th December.

SOURCE: PIB

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