Cyclone Burevi is positioned now over Gulf of Mannar and is heading for Tamil Nadu coast. The storm moved nearly westward with a speed of 12kmph in the past 6 hours and is nearing the coastline of Tamil Nadu. The storm will reach very close to Tondi by today evening and thereafter shift along the coast slowly moving west-southwest. It is likely to make its 2nd landfall close to Pamban in the late night (03rd December) or wee hours of 04th December.
The cyclone earlier made its first landfall on 02nd December north of Trincomalee and moved near Mannar by 03rd December early morning. North Sri Lanka witnessed heavy downpour with Trincomalee recording 167mm rainfall, Jaffna 245mm and Mannar 190mm in 24 hours. The outer bands of the storm reached Tamil Nadu coast to inflict heavy rainfall over Karaikal 164mm, Nagapattinam 143mm, Cuddalore 66mm, Puducherry 76mm, and Chennai 46mm.
Heavy to very heavy rainfall accompanied with squally winds (70-90kmph) is likely over Nagapattinam, Pamban, Tondi, Tuticorin, Ramanathapuram, Thoothukudi, and Kanyakumari. The interiors of Tamilnadu like Trichy, Thanjavur and Madurai also will witness heavy rainfall on 03rd and 04th December. Southern parts of Kerala will have very heavy rainfall commencing 04th December morning. Thiruvananthapuram, Alappuzha, Punalur, Kochi, Idukki, and Kottayam are likely to witness incessant rains with gale winds in excess of 70kmph.
Intense weather is likely to continue over these parts on 5th December and relief is expected 6th December onward. The remnant of Burevi is likely to move over to Southeast Arabian sea on 6th December and move further westward away from the coastline in the subsequent 48 hours. Later this weather system may head for Somalia coast.