Cyclonic Storm ‘Burevi’ likely to hit Tamil Nadu

The Cyclonic Storm ‘Burevi’ over north Sri Lanka moved west-northwestwards with a speed of 13 kmph during past six hours and lay centered over Gulf of Mannar about 40 km west-northwest of Mannar, 40km east-southeast of Pamban (India) and 260 km east-northeast of Kanniyakumari (India).

The associated wind speed is about 70-80 gusting to 90 kmph.

It will cross south Tamil Nadu coast between Pamban and Kanniyakumari during 3rd December night and 4th December early morning as a Cyclonic Storm.

Its impact would continue over Ramanathapuram, Thoothukudi, Tirunelveli and Kanniyakumari districts of south Tamil Nadu and adjoining districts of south Kerala till early hours of 4th December.

Isolated Extremely heavy falls very likely over south Tamilnadu on 3rd December and isolated heavy to very heavy rainfall likely over south Tamilnadu and south Kerala on 4th December.

Storm surge of about 1.0 m height above astronomical tide is very likely

Damage expected over south Tamilnadu and south Kerala — to thatched huts; power and communication; paddy crops, banana, papaya trees and orchards

The cyclonic storm ‘Burevi’ would move nearly westwards across Pamban area by afternoon. It would than move west-southwestwards and cross south Tamilnadu 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 would continue over Ramanathapuram, Thoothukudi, Tirunelveli and Kanniyakumari districts of south Tamilnadu and adjoining districts of south Kerala till early hours of 4th December.

Heavy to very heavy rainfall at a few places with isolated Extremely heavy falls very likely over south Tamilnadu (Ramanathapuram, Thoothukudi, Tirunelveli, Kanniyakumari, Tenkasi, Virudhunagar, Theni, Madurai and Sivagangai districts) and over south Kerala (Thiruvananthapuram, Kollam, Pathanamthitta, Idukki and Alappuzah) on 3rd December and isolated heavy to very heavy rainfall likely over south Tamilnadu and south Kerala on 4th December.

Gale wind speed reaching 70-80 kmph gusting to 90 kmph is very likely during next 24 hours along and off south Tamilnadu coast (Ramanathapuram, Thoothukudi, Tirunelveli and Kanniyakumari districts) and 55-65 kmph gusting to 75 kmph prevails along & off south Kerala coast (Thiruvananthapuram, Kollam, Pathanamthitta and Alappuzah districts) and decrease thereafter.

Squally wind speed reaching 45-55 kmph gusting to 65 kmph very likely over Lakshadweep-Maldives area and adjoining southeast Arabian Sea on 3rd and 4th December.

Storm surge of about 1.0 m height above astronomical tide is very likely to inundate low lying areas of south coastal Tamilnadu (Ramanathapuram, Thoothukudi, Tirunelveli and Kanniyakumari districts) during the time of landfall and northwest Sri Lanka coast during next 06 hours.
(iii) Sea condition

Sea condition is very rough to high over Gulf of Mannar, along & off south Tamilnadu, west Sri Lanka coast and rough to very rough over Comorin Area, adjoining southeast Arabian Sea and along & off Kerala coast on 3rd and 4th December.

Sea condition is very rough to high over southwest Bay of Bengal and along & off north east Sri Lanka coast and the same will continue till mid-night of 3rd December and gradually improve thereafter.
Sea condition will be rough to very rough over Lakshadweep-Maldives area and adjoining southeast Arabian Sea during 3rd to 5th December.

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