IMD points cyclone alert for Tamil Nadu, Kerala

Tribune News Service

New Delhi, December 1                                 

The deep depression over southwest Bay of Bengal moved west-northwestwards with a speed of 9 kmph in the past six hours and has intensified into cyclonic storm ‘Burevi’.

As on December 1, it lay centered at 1730 hrs IST over southwest Bay of Bengal, about 400 km east-southeast of Trincomalee (Sri Lanka) and 800 km east-southeast of Kanniyakumari (India), according to the IMD

It is very likely to intensify further during next 12 hours,  move west-northwestwards and cross Sri Lanka coast between latitude 7.50N and 9.00N, close to Trincomalee during evening/night December 2 as a cyclonic storm with a wind speed of 75-85 kmph gusting to 95 kmph, the IMD added.

It is very likely to move nearly westwards thereafter, emerge into Gulf of Mannar and adjoining Comorin area on the morning of  December 3.

The IMD further informed, it would then move nearly west-southwestwards and cross south Tamil Nadu coast between Kanniyakumari and Pamban around early morning of  December 4.

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