Cyclone Burwi weakened and turned into a low pressure area and on the morning of December 4, Tamil Nadu would cross the coast. The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) gave this information on Thursday. The IMD had earlier predicted that it would reach the coast of Tamil Nadu in the form of a cyclonic storm that crossed the Sri Lanka coast on Wednesday night. The Cyclone Warning Division of IMD said this evening, “Cyclonic storm Burywi in Gulf of Mannar weakened and turned into a low pressure area on December 3 and it is close to the coast of Ramanathapuram district and 20 kilometers south west of Pamban and Kanyakumar. Is 210 kilometers to the northeast of India. ”
He said that the associated wind speed is 55-65 km per hour which can go up to 75 km per hour. By Friday, it is likely to become weak and change under low pressure. IMD has already issued a red alert for Tamil Nadu and South Kerala.
IMD Director General Mrityunjay Mohapatra said that there was less rainfall in South Tamil Nadu and this weather system is likely to help in removing this deficiency. According to news received from Thiruvananthapuram, the state is on high alert in view of the possibility of heavy rains due to Cyclone Burwi in Kerala, as a result Thiruvananthapuram International Airport will remain closed for eight hours from Friday morning and more than 2000 relief camps have been opened.
The district administration has opened 217 relief camps in Thiruvananthapuram and 15,840 people from disaster prone areas have been shifted to these camps. Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan reviewed the situation and called upon people to be very careful. Vijayan, who held a high-level meeting with senior officials this evening, also informed the Union Home Minister Amit Shah about the steps taken to face the situation. Vijayan told reporters that Shah has assured all assistance.
The IMD has projected that the storm will pass through the border areas of Thiruvananthapuram and Kollam districts and the government along with various departments and the army has prepared for the emergency. District Magistrate Navjot Khosa said that Thiruvananthapuram International Airport will be closed from 10 am to 6 pm on December 4.
Vijayan said that 2,891 relief camps have been opened in different parts of Kerala at the district level and a sufficient number of doctors and medicines have been kept ready for emergencies. IMD said in its bulletin that Buravi will reach Kerala on December 4 and has issued a red alert for the next 24 hours with rainfall of more than 20 cm.
It is estimated that from December 3 to 5, there will be heavy rainfall in Thiruvananthapuram, Kollam, Pathanamthitta, Kottayam, Alappuzha, Idukki and Ernakulam districts.
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