Weather: South TN, Kerala on edge as Cyclone Burevi leaves Lanka

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Table of Contents Slight shift in keep track ofMajor rainfall forecastLandfall more than Sri LankaSubstantial winds, rough seas warned Cyclone Burevi, which was more than Sri Lanka, moved west-northwestwards and was situated about 40 km East of Mannar (Sri Lanka), a hundred and twenty km East-South-East of Pamban, and 320 […]

Cyclone Burevi, which was more than Sri Lanka, moved west-northwestwards and was situated about 40 km East of Mannar (Sri Lanka), a hundred and twenty km East-South-East of Pamban, and 320 km East-North-East of Kanniyakumari (both of those in South Tamil Nadu) at five.30 am on Thursday morning.

The cyclone would continue to keep its structure intact and move west-northwestwards to arise into Gulf of Mannar near the Mannar coast by 11.30 am, stated the India Meteorological Division (IMD). Packing winds speeding to 70-80 km/hr and gusting to 90 km/hr, the cyclone will be centered shut to Pamban all around midday.

Slight shift in keep track of

It will then shift keep track of (bend southward) to move west-southwestwards across the Pamban region by the afternoon, and cross the South Tamil Nadu coast amongst Pamban and Kanniyakumari by Thursday night or early Friday morning as a cyclone with wind speeds of 70-80 km/hr gusting to 90 km/hr.

The affect of the cyclone may start out revealing itself more than the coastal districts of South Tamil Nadu from this forenoon itself from the Ramanathapuram district to start with, and spread step by step in direction of the Kanniyakumari district farther to the South-South-West, the IMD stated.

Major to very significant rainfall is forecast with isolated exceptionally significant falls more than the Ramanathapuram, Thoothukudi, Tirunelveli, Kanniyakumari, Tenkasi and Sivagangai districts in South Tamil Nadu and the Thiruvananthapuram, Kollam, Pathanamthitta and Alappuzha districts in South Kerala on Thursday and isolated significant to very significant rain more than South Tamil Nadu and South Kerala on Friday.

Major rainfall forecast

Major to very significant rainfall is very likely more than North Tamil Nadu, Puducherry, Mahe, Karaikal and North Kerala on Thursday while it would be isolated significant on Friday. Major rainfall is forecast also more than south Coastal Andhra Pradesh and Lakshadweep on both of those Thursday and Friday. The Regional Meteorological Centre, Chennai, stated that widespread showers may hit Tamil Nadu, Puducherry, Kerala, Mahe and Lakshadweep until Friday morning while it will be isolated more than Coastal Karnataka and scattered more than South Inside Karnataka.

Landfall more than Sri Lanka

Cyclone Burevi designed the to start with landfall more than Sri Lanka very last night (Wednesday) when it crossed the East Coast of the island shut to north of Trincomalee amongst 10.30 pm and 11.30 pm. The Sri Lanka Meteorological Division stated that the centre of the cyclone had crossed the North-East coast amongst Kuchchaveli and Thiriyayi amongst 10.30-11.30 pm.

In the meantime, squally wind speeds reaching fifty five-fifty five km/hr gusting to seventy five km/hr more than the Comorin region, the Gulf of Mannar and together, and off Ramanathapuram, Thoothukudi, Tirunelveli and Kanniyakumari in South Tamil Nadu Thiruvananthapuram, Kollam, Pathanamthitta and Alappuzha in South Kerala, will scale up to 70-80 km/hr gusting to 90 km/hr from the forenoon to Friday.

Substantial winds, rough seas warned

Wind speeds reaching forty five-fifty five km/hr gusting to 65 km/hr are forecast more than Lakshadweep-Maldives region and adjoining South-East Arabian Sea will prevail into Friday. A storm surge of about three.2 ft higher previously mentioned the astronomical tide may inundate low lying areas of Ramanathapuram, Thoothukudi, Tirunelveli and Kanniyakumari districts all through the time of landfall.

Sea conditions will be ‘very rough to high’ (wave heights of twenty-30 ft) more than Comorin region, the Gulf of Mannar, and together and off the South Tamil Nadu-Kerala and West Sri Lanka coasts on Thursday and Friday. It will be ‘rough to very rough’ (8-twenty ft) more than the Lakshadweep-Maldives region and adjoining South-East Arabian Sea from these days (Thursday) to Saturday, the IMD stated.

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