The Cyclonic Storm ‘Burevi’ over southwest Bay of Bengal moved west-northwestwards with a speed of 15 kmph during past six hours and lay centered at 0530 hrs IST of today, the 02nd December 2020 over southwest Bay of Bengal, about 240 km east-southeast of Trincomalee (Sri Lanka), 470 km east-southeast of Pamban and 650 km nearly east-northeast of Kanyakumari, according to the India Meteorological Department (IMD).
It is very likely to intensify further during the next 12 hours. It is very likely to move west-northwestwards and cross Sri Lanka coast, close to north of Trincomalee during evening/night of 2nd December as a Cyclonic Storm with 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 morning.
The Cyclonic Storm with wind speed of 70-80 gusting to 90 kmph would be centered very close to Pamban around noon of December 3. It would then move nearly west-southwestwards and cross south Tamilnadu coast between Kanyakumari and Pamban around early morning of December 4 as a Cyclonic Storm with wind speed of 70-80 gusting to 90 kmph, the IMD said.
Heavy to very heavy rainfall at a few places with isolated Extremely heavy falls very likely over south Tamilnadu (Kanyakumari, Tirunelveli, Thoothukudi, Tenkasi, Ramanathapuram and Sivagangai) on 2nd and 3rdDecember, 2020; over south Kerala(Thiruvananthapuram, Kollam, Pathanamthitta andAlappuzah) on 3rd December and isolated heavy to very heavy rainfall likely over south Tamil Nadu on 2nd& 4th December 2020 and south Kerala on 3rd& 4th December, 2020, according to official press release.
Heavy to very heavy rainfall at isolated places very likely over north Tamil Nadu, Puducherry, Mahe & Karaikal and north Kerala on 2nd & 3rd December, isolated heavy rainfall on 4th December.
Heavy rainfall at isolated places very likely over South Coastal Andhra Pradesh on 2nd & 03rd December and over Lakshadweep on 03rd & 4th December, 2020.
Sea conditions is very rough to high over southwest Bay of Bengal and along & off east Sri Lanka coast and the same will continue till night of 3rd December morning and gradually improve thereafter.
It will be rough to very rough over Comorin Area, Gulf of Mannar, along & off south Tamil Nadu-Kerala and west Sri Lanka coast on 2nd and very rough to high on 3rd and 4th December.
Sea condition will be rough to very rough over Lakshadweep-Maldives area and adjoining southeast Arabian Sea during 3rd – 5th December.
Total suspension of fishing operation during 2nd to 5th December over the areas as mentioned below.
Fishermen are advised not to venture into southwest Bay of Bengal and along & off east Sri Lanka coast from 2ndto 3rd December; Comorin Area, Gulf of Mannar and south Tamil Nadu-Kerala and west Sri Lanka coasts from 2ndto 4thDecember, over Lakshadweep-Maldives area & adjoining southeast Arabian Sea from 3rd to 5th December.