Bhubaneswar: The Cyclonic Storm ‘Burevi’ over southwest Bay of Bengal is very likely to move west-northwestwards and cross Sri Lanka coast close to Trincomalee during the evening/night of December 2 as a Cyclonic Storm, informed the India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Wednesday.
The system lay centered over southwest Bay of Bengal about 240 km east-southeast of Trincomalee (Sri Lanka), 470 km east-southeast of Pamban (India) and 650 km nearly east-northeast of Kanniyakumari (India) at 0530 hrs IST of today, December 2.
It is very likely to intensify further during the next 06 hours and is very likely to move west-northwestwards and cross Sri Lanka coast close to Trincomalee during the evening/night of December 2 as a Cyclonic Storm with a wind speed of 75-85 kmph gusting to 95 kmph.
It is very likely to move nearly westwards thereafter, emerge into Gulf of Mannar and adjoining Comorin area on the morning of December 3. It would then move nearly west-southwestwards and cross south Tamilnadu coast between Kanniyakumari and Pamban around early morning of December 4.
Under its influence, heavy to very heavy rainfall is to occur 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; 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 and 4 and south Kerala on December 3 and 4.
Heavy to very heavy rainfall is to occur at isolated places very likely over north Tamilnadu, Puducherry, Mahe & Karaikal and north Kerala on December 2 and 3, isolated heavy rainfall on December 4.
Besides, heavy rainfall at isolated places very likely over south Coastal Andhra Pradesh on December 2 and 3 and over Lakshadweep on December 3 and 4.