Wednesday, December 02, 2020

Cyclone Burevi: Indian Meteorological Department issues RED warning


Under the influence of the potential cyclone Burevi, widespread rainfall is forecast across Sri Lanka, Tamil Nadu, South Andhra Pradesh and Kerala between Tuesday and Friday with a likelihood of isolated extremely heavy rainfall on Wednesday and Thursday.

Indian Meteorological Department forecast very heavy rains across Tamil Nadu and Kerala. While both the states have been kept under a ‘red warning’ by the IMD for Thursday, an ‘orange alert’ is also in place from Tuesday to Friday.

"The IMD’s red warning urges residents and authorities to take action, while an orange alert recommends residents to ‘be prepared’. In particular, the districts of Kanyakumari, Tirunelveli, Thoothukudi, Tenkasi, Ramanathapuram and Sivaganaga from Tamil Nadu and Thiruvananthapuram, Kollam, Pathanamthitta and Alappuzha from Kerala are under a red warning for Wednesday and Thursday," reported

Meteorological Department of Sri Lanka issued the following statement: 

WEATHER FORECAST FOR 02nd DECEMBER 2020 Issued at 12.00 noon on 01st December 2020 

The deep depression is expected to intensify further into a cyclonic storm and very likely to cross Sri Lanka. Due to this situation, the rainy and windy condition is expected to enhance considerably over the island. The depression area in the south-east Bay of Bengal has concentrated into a deep depression and lay centred 500 km southeast to Trincomalee at 1130 hrs today (01st December). The system is very likely to intensify into a cyclonic storm during the next 24 hours. The system is very likely to move west-northwestwards and cross eastern coast of Sri Lanka between Batticaloa and Point-Pedro around tomorrow (02nd December) evening/night. Intermittent showers/thundershowers will occur in the Eastern, Northern, Northern-central, North-western, Central and Sabaragamuwa provinces. Very heavy rainfall above 200mm can be expected at some places. Showers or thundershowers at times will occur elsewhere. Heavy rainfall above 100mm can be expected at some places. Very strong gusty winds (80-90) kmph can be expected in Northern, North-Central, Eastern, North-Western, Western, Central and Sabaragamuwa provinces. Strong gusty winds (60-70) kmph can be expected elsewhere.

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