Cyclone Burevi to Weaken Into Depression in Next 12 Hours: IMD

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Tamil Nadu Disaster Response Force (TNDRF) personnel prepare themselves ahead of Cyclone Burevi, in Kanyakumari, Wednesday,  2 December, 2020

India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Saturday, 5 December, said that the depression is likely to remain practically stationary over the same region and weaken into a well-marked low pressure area during the next 12 hours.

According to IMD, a deep depression over Gulf of Mannar is close to Ramanathapuram District is likely to move west-southwards and cross Ramanathapuram to Thoothukoodi. It is likely to weaken into a depression in the next 12 hours.

Thiruvananthapuram Airport has suspended operations from 10 am to 6 pm for Friday in the wake of the cyclone warning. Airport operations will remain open for any emergency situation, reported ANI.

  • Cyclone Burevi will weaken into a depression in the next 12 hours, IMD says
  • Heavy rainfall at isolated places predicted over south Coastal Andhra Pradesh and Lakshadweep on Friday, IMD warned
  • Flight services at Madurai airport have been suspended till 12 pm on Friday due to Cyclone Burevi. Tuticorin airport will be closed on Friday
  • The state government has taken precautionary steps like setting up of relief camps in Kanniyakumari and the fishermen who had gone into the sea have been informed to reach nearby shores for safety
10:47 AM , 05 Dec

Deep Depression to Weaken into Low Pressure Area

The IMD on Saturday said that the depression over Gulf of Mannar close to Ramanathapuram coast has remained practically stationary during the past 30 hours.

“The Depression is likely to remain practically stationary over the same region and weaken into a well-marked low pressure area during the next 12 hours,” the weather department said on Saturday.

5:20 PM , 04 Dec

Extremely Heavy Rainfall in TN and Puducherry

Cyclone Burevi lays over Gulf of Mannar near south Tamil Nadu coast. Wind speed is 50-60 kmph. It has remained stationary for past 12 hours. It'll further weaken into depression while moving westward across south Tamil Nadu coast during next 12 hrs, reported ANI, citing IMD DG Mrutyunjay Mohapatra

Further, the DG said:

“There has been extremely heavy rainfall over Tamil Nadu and Puducherry under its influence. Very heavy rainfall with isolated extremely heavy rainfall likely to continue over Tamil Nadu and Puducherry today.”

South Kerala and North Kerala likely to receive isolated heavy to heavy rainfall today and tomorrow. As its expected to weaken, gradually wind speed will decrease to 40-50 kmph gusting to 60 kmph tonight over extreme south Tamil Nadu & South Kerala coast.

1:53 PM , 04 Dec

Govt Announces Helpline Numbers for Districts

The government has announced helpline numbers for districts that are likely to be affected by Cyclone Burevi.

Here is the complete list:

The 24x7 emergency number which is common for all the districts is 1077.

Emergency number in Tuticorin - 0461 2340101 and WhatsApp number 9486454714. Madurai district emergency number - landline - 0452-2546160. Tahsildar (Disaster Management) - 97888869536

Virudhunagar district emergency number - 04562 – 252600, 2526601, 262602, 252603

Ramanathapuram -04567-230056, 57, 58

Tirunelveli – Collectorate board: 0462-2501035

1:40 PM , 04 Dec

IMD Withdraws Red Warning Issue in Seven Kerala Districts

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has withdrawn the red warning issued for Cyclone Burevi and rains in the seven southernmost districts of the state as the deep depression was likely to weaken further into a depression.


Published: 04 Dec 2020, 7:30 AM IST
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