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Tamil Nadu braces for heavy rain as Cyclone Burevi approaches

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Several districts in southern Tamil Nadu will receive heavy to very heavy rains and extremely heavy rains (more than 20 cm) with cyclonic storm Burevi in ​​the southwestern Bay of Bengal, the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) said on Wednesday.

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Updated: December 3, 2020 4:58 AM IST

A fisherman sits on top of a boat after throwing it back ashore as Cyclone Burevi is expected to approach the coast of Trincomalee, Sri Lanka, on December 2, 2020.
A fisherman sits on top of a boat after bringing it back ashore as Cyclone Burevi is expected to approach the coast of Trincomalee, Sri Lanka, on December 2, 2020 (Reuters Photo).

Several districts in southern Tamil Nadu will receive heavy to very heavy rains and extremely heavy rains (more than 20 cm) with cyclonic storm Burevi in ​​the southwestern Bay of Bengal, the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) said on Wednesday.

At 5.30 pm on Wednesday, Burevi was 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-northwest and cross the Sri Lankan coast at midnight on Wednesday as a cyclonic storm with a wind speed of 80-90 km / h with gusts of 100 km / h, said the IMD. in your newsletter.

It would move almost west-southwest through the Pamban area on Thursday afternoon and cross the southern coast of Tamil Nadu between Pamban and Kanyakumari in the evening and early Friday morning as a cyclonic storm with a wind speed. 70-80 with gusts of 90 km / h. Its impact on the southern coastal districts of Tamil Nadu is most likely to start from Thursday morning, initially over the Ramanathapuram district and gradually towards the Kanyakumari district.

Heavy to very heavy rains are likely to occur in some locations with isolated extremely heavy rains in southern Tamil Nadu on 2 and 3 December; over southern Kerala on December 3, and isolated heavy to very heavy rains are likely to occur in southern Tamil Nadu on December 2 and 4.

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