Highlights:

  • Burevi cyclone likely to intensify in the next 12 hours due to deep depression in Bay of Bengal.
  • Total suspension of fishing operations from 1st December to 4th December has been suggested by IMD.
  • The concerned State Governments especially Tamil Nadu and Kerala are being informed.
  • The cyclonic updates are being continuously monitored.

The Cyclone Warning Division of Indian Meteorological Department has reported a Deep Depression over Southwest Bay of Bengal which has moved to west northwestwards with 09kmph speed and transformed into Burevi cyclone. At 1730 hours, it was around 400km from east southeast Tricomalee Sri Lanka and 800km from Kanyakumari.

It is speculated that with 75 to 80 kmph wind speed it will likely intensify within the next 12 hours and pass Tricomalee to hit Gulf of Mannar by the night of December 3 with 95kmph speed. Heavy to very heavy rainfall alert has been given to many places like Kanniyakumari, Tirunelveli, Thoothukudi, Tenkasi, Ramanathapuram, and Sivagangai of Tamil Nadu on 2nd and 3rd December 2020.

In Kerala, the alert is in force in places like Thiruvananthapuram, Kollam, Pathanamthitta, and Alappuzha on 3rd December. Wind warning of 60-70 kmph and gusting to 80 kmph has been given to adjoining places of southeast and southwest places of Bay of Bengal. Comorin Area, Gulf of Mannar and South Tamilnadu coast like Kaniyakumari, Tirunelveli, Thoothukudi, and Ramanathapuram districts along with South Kerala coast of Thiruvananthapuram, Kollam, Pathanamthitta and Alappuzah districts likely to receive 45-50 kmph speed wind. On 2nd December afternoon, this will increase to 55-65 kmph and by evening will it will go up to 70-80. By December 3rd to the subsequent 12 hours the wind speed may hit 90 kmph.

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