Cyclone Burevi weaker than Nivar

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Seven days after Cyclone Nivar hit the Karaikal coast, another cyclone, Burevi, named by the Maldives, is expected to cross Tamil Nadu's southernmost district of Kanyakumari later this week.

  • This is the third cyclone formed within the last 10 days in the Arabian Sea and the Bay of Bengal, put together.
  • The Cyclonic Storm ‘Burevi’ over southwest Bay of Bengal moved west-northwestwards with a speed of 13 kmph during past six hours and lay centered at 1730 hrs IST of today, the 2nd December 2020 over southwest Bay of Bengal about 70 km east-northeast of Trincomalee (Sri Lanka), 290 km east-southeast of Pamban (India) and 480 km east-northeast of Kanniyakumari (India).
  • It is very likely to move west-northwestwards and cross Sri Lanka coast around latitude 9.00N, to north of Trincomalee by midnight of 2nd December as a Cyclonic Storm with a wind speed of 80-90 kmph gusting to 100 kmph. It is very likely to move nearly west-northwestwards thereafter, emerge into Gulf of Mannar and adjoining Comorin area on 3rd December morning.
  • The Cyclonic Storm with wind speed of 70-80 gusting to 90 kmph would be centered very close to Pamban around noon of 3rd December. 
  • It would then move nearly west-southwestwards across Pamban area by afternoon and cross south Tamil nadu coast between Pamban and Kanniyakumari during 3rd December night and 4th December early morning as a Cyclonic Storm with wind speed of 70-80 gusting to 90 kmph. 
  • Thus its impact on south Tamilnadu coastal districts is very likely to commence from 3rd December forenoon initially over Ramanathapuram district and gradually towards Kanniyakumari district.
  • Heavy to very heavy rainfall at a few places with isolated Extremely heavy falls very likely over south Tamil nadu (Ramanathapuram, Thoothukudi, Tirunelveli, Kanniyakumari, Tenkasi and Sivagangai districts) on 2nd& 3rdDecember, 2020; over south Kerala (Thiruvananthapuram, Kollam, Pathanamthitta and Alappuzah) on 3rdDecember and isolated heavy to very heavy rainfall likely over south Tamilnadu on 4th December 2020 and south Kerala on 2nd& 4th December, 2020.
  • Heavy to very heavy rainfall at isolated places very likely over north Tamilnadu, Puducherry, Mahe& Karaikal and north Kerala on 3rd December, isolated heavy rainfall on 2nd& 4th December.
  • Heavy rainfall at isolated places very likely over south Coastal Andhra Pradesh and Lakshadweep on 3rd& 04th December.
  • Sea conditions is very rough to high over southwest Bay of Bengal and along & off east Sri Lanka coast and the same will continue till mid-night of 3rdDecember and gradually improve thereafter.
  • It will be rough to very rough over Comorin Area, Gulf of Mannar, along & off south Tamilnadu-Kerala and west Sri Lanka coast on 2nd and very rough to high on 3rd and 4th December.
  • Sea condition will be rough to very rough over Lakshadweep-Maldives area and adjoining southeast Arabian Sea during 3rd – 5th December.
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