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Cyclonic Storm ‘Burevi’ set to landfall today evening or tonight near Trincomalee in Sri Lanka

The Cyclonic Storm ‘Burevi ’ is set to have its first landfall this evening or tonight near Trincomalee in Sri Lanka. According to weather bulletin, it is expected to move in west-southwest direction later and cross the southern Tamil Nadu coast between Kanyakumari and Pamban early in the morning on the 4th of this month as a Cyclonic Storm. While crossing, it is set to gain the wind speed of 70-80 gusting to 90 kmph.

When observed last, the Cyclone ‘Burevi ‘ has been moving north-westwards with a speed of 15 kmph and was centered at about 240 km east-southeast of Trincomalee, 470 km east-southeast of Pamban near Rameswaram and 650 km east-northeast of Kanyakumari.

It is very likely to intensify further during the next 12 hours. All the major water bodies in the southern districts in Tamil Nadu are continuously being monitored. The state revenue and disaster management minister RB Udhayakumar told reporters in Madurai, officials are ed to let off the fresh inflow of water when the lakes reach their full reservoir levels.

Meanwhile, fishermen keep themselves off the sea and have anchored their mechanized and country boats safely in view of the impending cyclone. The sea remains rough and the public are not to go near the seashores and rivers like Tamirabharani.

 

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