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ORANGE alert issued in TN now due to Cyclone Burevi, high winds expected at 90kmph


Posted on : 03/Dec/2020 9:23:42 AM

Just last week, Cyclone Nivar caused many issues for the people of TN.

On 3rd December, a new Cyclone Burevi that has formed is expected to cross the Gulf of Mannar.

Information is orange alert has been issued for TN and for Kerala as the cyclonic storm would bring winds at high speeds of 80kmph to 90kmph.

As per Mr. N. Puviarasan, director, Area Cycle Warning Centre, RMC, Chennai, on 2nd December the cyclone lay centred over southwest Bay of Bengal, about 140kms nearly east of Trincomalee in Sri Lanka, 370 km east southeast of Pamban and 550km east northeast of Kanniyakumari. He added that the cyclone is likely to move west north westwards and cross Sri Lanka coast to north of Triconamallee in the evening/night on 2nd December as a cyclonic storm.

On 3rd December, the wind speeds would be between 70kmph and 80kmph and on 4th December the wind speeds would be up to 90kmph. It must be noted that the south TN coasts are expected to be affected by the cyclone on 3rd December. There would be winds gusting up to 90kmph in districts like Ramanathapuram, Tirunelveli, Thoothukudi and Kanniyakumari etc in the next 48 hours.

Most areas in TN would receive light to moderate rains and there would be extremely heavy rains in districts like Sivaganga, Ramanathapuram, Thoothukudi, Tirunelveli and Kanniyakumari etc. Heavy rains to very heavy rains would be there in districts like Theni, Madurai, Virudhu Nagar etc. The city of Chennai is likely to get light to light to moderate rains with thunderstorms in the next 2 days. The skies in Chennai would be generally cloudy and the temperatures would be between 28 degrees Celsius and 23 degrees Celsius.

Necessary steps in place to tackle Cyclone Burevi aftermath:

It was mentioned by Mr. R.B. Udhayakumar, minister for Revenue and Disaster Management said that necessary measures are in place and the authorities belonging to various departments have been kept on alert. He highlighted that As many as27 vulnerable locations and water logging areas have been identified in Madurai as relief shelter camps and zonal teams have been kept adequately,

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