Cyclone Burevi Approaches India After Striking Sri Lanka

Cyclone Burevi was tracked moving towards the coast of southern Tamil Nadu carrying winds with speeds of 70-80 kph and is expected to make landfall between Kanniyakumari and Pamban.

The Cyclone Warning Division of the India Meteorological Department (IMD) reported that Cyclone Burevi was tracked moving towards the coast of southern Tamil Nadu carrying winds with speeds of 70-80 kph and is expected to make landfall between Kanniyakumari and Pamban. 

The IMD’s bulletin that the impact of the cyclonic storm on coastal districts in south Tamil Nadu is expected to be observed before noon from the Ramanathapuram district and then gradually from the Kanniyakumari district.

The Tamil Nadu government declared a public holiday for six districts, Kanyakumari, Tirunelveli, Tenkasi, Ramanathapuram, Virudhunagar, and Tuticorin in response to the heavy rain and strong winds triggered by Burevi.

The Madurai airport was also closed for operation from morning till noon due to the cyclone.

Fishing operations in the area have also been suspended completely between December 2 and 5 due to unstable sea conditions in the southwest region of the Bay of Bengal.

By 11:10  PM (IST) the IMD has changed the very heavy rainfall orange alert to yellow which that there will be only isolated heavy rainfall in South and Central Kerala for December 4. 


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