May 23, 2024

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

Cyclone Burevi, which was about Sri Lanka, moved west-northwestwards and was found about forty 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 equally in South Tamil Nadu) at five.30 am on Thursday early morning.

The cyclone would retain its structure intact and move west-northwestwards to emerge into Gulf of Mannar in close proximity to the Mannar coast by 11.30 am, claimed the India Meteorological Department (IMD). Packing winds dashing to 70-80 km/hr and gusting to ninety km/hr, the cyclone will be centered shut to Pamban all-around midday.

Slight change in observe

It will then change observe (bend southward) to move west-southwestwards throughout the Pamban location by the afternoon, and cross the South Tamil Nadu coast amongst Pamban and Kanniyakumari by Thursday evening or early Friday early morning as a cyclone with wind speeds of 70-80 km/hr gusting to ninety km/hr.

The affect of the cyclone may well start out revealing itself about the coastal districts of South Tamil Nadu from this forenoon itself from the Ramanathapuram district very first, and distribute progressively towards the Kanniyakumari district farther to the South-South-West, the IMD claimed.

Hefty to pretty hefty rainfall is forecast with isolated extremely hefty falls about 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 hefty to pretty hefty rain about South Tamil Nadu and South Kerala on Friday.

Hefty rainfall forecast

Hefty to pretty hefty rainfall is very likely about North Tamil Nadu, Puducherry, Mahe, Karaikal and North Kerala on Thursday whilst it would be isolated hefty on Friday. Hefty rainfall is forecast also about south Coastal Andhra Pradesh and Lakshadweep on both equally Thursday and Friday. The Regional Meteorological Centre, Chennai, claimed that prevalent showers may well strike Tamil Nadu, Puducherry, Kerala, Mahe and Lakshadweep until Friday early morning whilst it will be isolated about Coastal Karnataka and scattered about South Inside Karnataka.

Landfall about Sri Lanka

Cyclone Burevi designed the very first landfall about Sri Lanka very last evening (Wednesday) when it crossed the East Coast of the island shut to north of Trincomalee amongst ten.30 pm and 11.30 pm. The Sri Lanka Meteorological Department claimed that the centre of the cyclone had crossed the North-East coast amongst Kuchchaveli and Thiriyayi amongst ten.30-11.30 pm.

Meanwhile, squally wind speeds achieving 55-55 km/hr gusting to 75 km/hr about the Comorin location, 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 ninety km/hr from the forenoon to Friday.

Higher winds, tough seas warned

Wind speeds achieving 45-55 km/hr gusting to 65 km/hr are forecast about Lakshadweep-Maldives location and adjoining South-East Arabian Sea will prevail into Friday. A storm surge of about three.two ft substantial over the astronomical tide may well inundate low lying locations of Ramanathapuram, Thoothukudi, Tirunelveli and Kanniyakumari districts throughout the time of landfall.

Sea circumstances will be ‘very tough to high’ (wave heights of twenty-30 ft) about Comorin location, 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 pretty rough’ (eight-twenty ft) about the Lakshadweep-Maldives location and adjoining South-East Arabian Sea from now (Thursday) to Saturday, the IMD claimed.