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Cyclone Burevi: Thiruvananthapuram airport to be closed on Friday as IMD issues red alert in five districts – kerala


Kerala’s Thiruvananthapuram airport will be closed on Friday as the state prepares for Cyclone Burevi. The airport will be closed from 10 am to 6 pm tomorrow, the ANI news agency reported citing the district’s collector, Navjot Khosa.

It will be closed “as a measure to ensure the safety of airport operations in light of Cyclone Burevi,” he said.

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Meanwhile, the Indian Department of Meteorology has issued a red alert for five districts of Kerala. In two others, there is an orange alert in view of cyclonic storm Burevi.

Cyclone Burevi crossed the coast of Sri Lanka on Wednesday night and is expected to make landfall on Friday morning in the southern districts of Kerala and Tamil Nadu. However, it has now weakened into a deep depression and would move west-southwest and cross the Ramanathapuram and Thoothukudi districts between Thursday night and early Friday morning with a wind speed of 50-60 km. / h, with gusts of up to 70 km / h.

It is also very likely that it will weaken further and turn into a depression (with a wind speed of 40 to 50 km / h, with gusts of up to 60 km / h) on Friday.

Tamil Nadu and other parts of southern India receive rains due to the northeast monsoon from October to December. The formation of cyclones in the Bay of Bengal during this period is also a common occurrence.

Earlier today, Union Interior Minister Amit Shah spoke with the senior ministers of Tamil Nadu and Kerala to secure all possible support from the Center.

(With contributions from the agency)

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