Cyclone Burevi weaker than Nivar


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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