Cyclone Burevi to Cross Sri Lanka and Hit India’s Southern Tip on Thursday Night; Tamil Nadu, Kerala Under Alert.
Cyclonic Storm #Burevi over southwest Bay of Bengal moved west-northwestwards with a speed of 10 kmph during past six hrs and lay centered at 2030 hrs IST of today over southwest Bay of Bengal near Lat. 7.9°N and Long. 84.5°E
Rainfall warning for south-north TN, Puducherry, Karaikal, south-north Kerala, Mahe, south coastal Andhra & Lakshadweep till Dec 4. Cyclonic Storm Burevi to cross SL coast close to Trincomalee on Dec 2 evening/night & cross south TN b/w Kanyakumari & Pamban on 4th early morning.
Kerala: Red Alert issued in Thiruvananthapuram district on December 3. Orange alert issued for 2nd and 4th December in the wake of cyclonic storm Burevi warning.
Fishermen advised not to venture into SW Bay of Bengal & along & off east Sri Lanka coast from 1-3 Dec; Comorin Area, Gulf of Mannar and south Tamilnadu-Kerala & west Sri Lanka coasts from 2-4 Dec, over Lakshadweep-Maldives area & adjoining southeast Arabian Sea from 3-4 Dec:
Cyclone Burevi is set to cause torrential downpour over southern Tamil Nadu and Kerala, as the fifth cyclone of the North Indian Ocean approaches the southern tip of the country. After intensifying into a cyclonic storm on Tuesday, Burevi is barrelling towards Sri Lanka and is set to cross its coast on Wednesday evening.
Burevi is a name suggested by the Maldives, as per the cyclone naming guidelines set by the World Meteorological Organisation (WMO). Burevi is not as strong as its predecessor, Nivar, as the Bay of Bengal lacks the energy to feed the system further. However, the system is likely to reach a maximum intensity of 70-85 kmph gusting to 95 kmph and bring very heavy rains across Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Sri Lanka.
The storm is located in the southwest Bay of Bengal and progresses west-northwestward at 12 kmph toward Sri Lanka. The landfall in Sri Lanka is expected between Wednesday evening and early hours on Thursday with Cyclonic Storm intensity. The model projections are inconsistent after the landfall over Sri Lanka, but in any scenario, increased rainfall with thunderstorms are very likely across the southern parts of India from Wednesday to Thursday.