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‘Burevi’ To cross Sri Lanka cost close to Trincomalee on December 2

Chennai : Within a week after super-cyclone Nivar left a trail devastations in Tamil Nadu’s costal areas, now Cyclone ‘Burevi’ is very likely to hit TN’s Kanyakumari and Pamban on December 4, India Meteorological Department (IMD) said on Tuesday.

According to IMD, Cyclone Burevi to cross Sri Lanka (SL) coast close to Trincomalee on December 2 evening/night and cross Tamil Nadu between Kanyakumari and Pamban on Dec 4 early morning.

The IMD’s Cyclone Warning Division said it’s very likely to cross SL coast close to Trincomale during the evening or night of December 2 as a cyclonic storm with a wind speed of 75-85 kilometres per hour gusting to 95 kmph.

The IMD has issued ‘Red alert’ for South Kerala and South Tamil Nadu’s coastal areas . According to the weather office –

  • Heavy to very heavy rainfall at few places with isolated extremely heavy falls very likely to over South Tamil Nadu (Kanyakumari, Tirunelveli, Thoothukudi, Tenkasi, Ramanathapuram and Sivagangai) on Decmebr 2 and 3 ; over South Kerala (Thiruvananthapuram, Kollam, Pathanamthitta and Alappuzha) on December 3 and isolated heavy to very heavy rainfall likely over South Tamil Nadu on Dec 2 & Dec 4 and on South Kerala on Dec 3 and Dec 4.
  • Heavy to heavy rainfall at isolated places very likely over North Tamil Nadu, Poducherry, Mahe and Karaikal and north Kerala on December 2 and 3 , isolated heavy rainfall on December 4 and isolated heavy rainfall over coastal Tamil Nadu on December 1, 2020.
  • Heavy rainfall at isolated places very likely over South Coastal Andhra Pradesh on December 2 & 3 and lower Lakshadweep on Dec 3 & 4.

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