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New Delhi :The depression on November 30, 2020, over southeast Bay of Bengal moved westwards, intensified into a deep depression over southwest and adjoining southeast Bay of Bengal at 5.30 am on December 1, 2020. At 8.30 an on December 1, 2020, it lay over the same region about 500 km east-southeast of Trincomalee (Sri Lanka) and 900 km east-southeast of Kanniyakumari (India).

It is very likely to intensify further into a cyclonic storm during next 24 hours. It is very likely to move west-northwestwards and cross Sri Lanka coast between latitude 7.50N and 9.00N close to Trincomalee during evening/night of December 2, 2020. It is very likely to move nearly westwards thereafter, emerge into Gulf of Mannar and adjoining Comorin area on December 3 morning and move westward towards south Tamilnadu coast, 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 3, 2020; over south Kerala (Thiruvananthapuram, Kollam, Pathanamthitta and Alappuzah) 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  & Kariakal and north Kerala during December 2 & 3, 2020, isolated heavy rainfall on December 4 and isolated heavy rainfall over coastal Tamilnadu on December 1, 2020.

Heavy rainfall at isolated places very likely over south Coastal Andhra Pradesh during December 2 & 3, 2020, and over Lakshadweep on  December 3 & 4, 2020.

Wind warning : Squally wind speed reaching 50-60 kmph gusting to 70 kmph very likely over central parts of South Bay of Bengal during next 12 hours. It would gradually increase becoming gale wind speed reaching 60-70 kmph gusting to 80 kmph over southwest and adjoining southeast Bay of Bengal from December 1 evening. It would gradually increase becoming 70-80 kmph gusting to 90 kmph over southwest Bay of Bengal, along & off Sri Lanka coast from December 2 morning for next 24 hours.

Squally wind speed reaching 45-55 kmph gusting to 65 kmph very likely over Comorin Area, Gulf of Mannar, and south Tamilnadu-Kerala coasts from December 2, 2020, forenoon. It will gradually increase becoming 55-65 kmph gusting to 75 kmph over Gulf of Mannar, along & off south Tamilnadu & Kerala coasts, over Comorin Area, Lakshadweep-Maldives area and adjoining southeast Arabian Sea from December 3 morning and 70-80 kmph gusting to 90 kmph from December 3 evening for next 24 hours.