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Cyclone Burevi will cross the coast of Sri Lanka tonight and the coast of TN on Friday


Heavy to very heavy rains are likely to start in southern Tamil Nadu with extremely heavy rains (over 20 cm), including in Kanyakumari, Tirunelveli, Thoothukudi, Tenkasi, Ramanathapuram and Sivaganga, as cyclonic storm Burevi is brewing in the southwest of the Bay of Bengal.

It moved west-northwest with a speed of 12 km / h for the last six hours and was centered around 2 am about 300 km east-southeast of Trincomalee (Sri Lanka), 530 km east-southeast of Pamban (India) and 700 km almost to the east. from Kanyakumari (India).

It is most likely to intensify further over the next six hours, moving west-northwest and crossing the coast of Sri Lanka near Trincomalee during the afternoon or evening of December 2 as a cyclonic storm with a wind speed of 75-85 km / h with gusts of 95 km / h.

Burevi is likely to move west thereafter, emerging into the Gulf of Mannar and the contiguous area of ​​Comorin on the morning of December 3. It would then move almost west-southwest and cross the southern shores of Tamil Nadu between Kanyakumari and Pamban around the early morning of December 4, the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) said.

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In southern Tamil Nadu (Kanniyakumari, Tirunelveli, Thoothukudi, Tenkasi, Ramanathapuram, and Sivagangai), heavy or very heavy rains are likely to occur in some places with isolated extremely heavy rains on 2 and 3 December; over southern Kerala (Thiruvananthapuram, Kollam, Pathanamthitta and Alappuzah) on December 3 and isolated heavy to very heavy rains probably over southern Tamil Nadu on December 2 and 4 and southern Kerala on December 3 and 4 .

Heavy or very heavy rains are also likely to occur in northern Tamil Nadu, Puducherry, Mahe, Karaikal and northern Kerala on December 2-3, and heavy rains are likely to occur on the southern coast of Andhra Pradesh. on December 2 and 3 and in Lakshadweep on December 3 and 4.

Gusty winds reaching 45-55 km / h with gusts of up to 65 km / h are highly likely over the Comorinas area, the Gulf of Mannar and along and off the southern coast of Tamil Nadu (districts of Kanniyakumari, Tirunelveli, Thoothukudi and Ramanathapuram) and the southern coast of Kerala (Thiruvananthapuram, Kollam, Pathanamthitta and Alappuzah Districts) from December 2 in the morning. It will gradually increase becoming 55-65 km / h with gusts to 75 km / h from December 2 at night and 70-80 km / h with gusts to 90 km / h from the night of December 3 during 12 hours following and will decrease thereafter.

Anglers are advised not to venture southeast of the Bay of Bengal, southwest of the Bay of Bengal, and along and off the east coast of Sri Lanka from December 2-3; Comorin Area, Gulf of Mannar and South Tamil Nadu-Kerala and West Sri Lanka coasts from December 2 to 4, over the Lakshadweep-Maldives area and contiguous to the southeast of the Arabian Sea from December 3 to 4.

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