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New Delhi : The Cyclonic Storm ‘Burevi’ over southwest Bay of Bengal moved west-northwestwards at a speed of 15 kmph during past six hours and lay centered at 5.30 am on December 2, 2020, over southwest Bay of Bengal, about 240 km east-southeast of Trincomalee (Sri Lanka), 470 km east-southeast of Pamban (India), and 650 km nearly east-northeast of Kanniyakumari (India).
It is very likely to intensify further during next 12 hours and is very likely to move west-northwestwards and cross Sri Lanka coast close to north of Trincomalee during evening/night of December 2, 2020, as a Cyclonic Storm at a wind speed of 80-90 kmph gusting to 100 kmph. It is very likely to move nearly west-northwestwards thereafter, emerge into Gulf of Mannar and adjoining Comorin area on December 3, 2020, morning.
The Cyclonic Storm at a wind speed of 70-80 gusting to 90 kmph would be centered very close to Pamban around noon on December 3. It would then move nearly west-southwestwards and cross south Tamilnadu coast between Kanniyakumari and Pamban around early morning on December 4 as a Cyclonic Storm at a wind speed of 70-80 gusting to 90 kmph, according to the Cyclone Warning Division of the India Meteorological Department (IMD).
Rainfall : Heavy to very heavy rainfall at a few places with isolated Extremely heavy falls very likely over south Tamilnadu (Kanniyakumari, Tirunelveli, Thoothukudi, Tenkasi, Ramanathapuram, and Sivagangai) on December 2 and December 3, 2020; over south Kerala (Thiruvananthapuram, Kollam, Pathanamthitta, andAlappuzah) on December 3 and isolated heavy to very heavy rainfall likely over south Tamilnadu on December 2 & 4, 2020, and South Kerala on December 3 & 4, 2020.
Heavy to very heavy rainfall at isolated places very likely over north Tamilnadu, Puducherry, Mahe & Karaikal and north Kerala on December 2 & 3 and isolated heavy rainfall on December 4.
Heavy rainfall at isolated places very likely over south Coastal Andhra Pradesh on December 2 & 3 and over Lakshadweep on December 3 & 4, 2020.