Cyclone Burevi LIVE: Storm weakens; Kerala airport resumes operations

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Cyclone Burevi
Cyclone Burevi LIVE updates: Cyclone Burevi had weakened into a deep depression and would cross the Tamil Nadu coast today, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said. The IMD had earlier predicted that Burevi, which crossed the Sri Lanka coast on Wednesday night, would hit the Tamil Nadu coast as a cyclonic storm.

Operations at Trivandrum International Airport resumed from 4 pm on Friday following the latest weather forecast on cyclone Burevi.

The IMD has already issued a red alert for south Tamil Nadu and south Kerala. Heavy rains lashed parts of Tamil Nadu and Puducherry under the influence of the cyclone, with authorities deploying NDRF teams and setting up relief camps as disaster-response measures in view of the storm's impending landfall.

 
Which areas will be affected by Cyclone Burevi?

Heavy to very heavy rainfall is expected over Kanyakumari, Tirunelveli, Thoothukudi, Tenkasi, Sivaganga, Ramanathapuram districts of Tamil Nadu, and Kollam, Pathanamthitta, Alappuzha and Thiruvananthapuram districts of Kerala.

Northern districts of Tamil Nadu, Puducherry, Lakshadweep and south coastal Andhra Pradesh will receive heavy rains till Saturday.

Stay tuned for latest updates on Cyclone Burevi

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Depression over Gulf of Mannar close to Ramanathapuram District coast remained practically stationary during past 24 hours: IMD

Depression over Gulf of Mannar close to Ramanathapuram District coast remained practically stationary during past 24 hours & lay centered at 2330 hrs IST of 4th December over Gulf of Mannar close to Ramanathapuram District coast: India Meteorological Department (IMD)

Cyclone Burevi LIVE: The Depression over Gulf of Mannar remained practically

Cyclone Burevi weakens into depression, likely to remain over Gulf of Mannar for 12 hours: IMD

The deep depression weakened into a depression over the Gulf of Mannar and is likely to remain practically stationary over the same region and weaken into a well-marked, low-pressure area during the next 12 hours, India Meteorological Department (IMD) said while referring to cyclone Burevi on Friday. "The Deep Depression over Gulf of Mannar close to Ramanathapuram District coast remained practically stationary during past 18 hours, weakened into a depression and lay centered at 5:30 pm today over Gulf of Mannar close to Ramanathapuram District coast, about 40 km southwest of Ramanathapuram, 70 km west-southwest of Pamban. The associated wind speed is about 45-55 gusting to 65 kmph," IMD stated.


It further said the depression is likely to remain practically stationary over the same region and weaken into a well-marked, low-pressure area during next 12 hours. IMD also warned of heavy rainfall in the next 24 hours in isolated areas of Tamil Nadu and Puducherry. "Heavy to very heavy rainfall at isolated places very likely over Tamil Nadu and Puducherry during next 24 hours, over south coastal Andhra Pradesh, Kerala and Mahe on December 4-5 and over Lakshadweep on December 5," IMD said.

IMD withdraws red alert for seven Kerala districts as cyclone Burevi weakens

In a relief to Kerala, the Met department has withdrawn the red alert issued for cyclone Burevi and rains in the seven southernmost districts of the state as thedeep depression was likely to weaken further into a depression. The India MeteorologicalDepartment (IMD) had in a late night bulletin issued on Thursday withdrawn the red alert and issued a yellow alert for 10 districts of the state.
 
In a bulletin released on Friday morning, the IMD said the deep depression is likely to move slowly west- southwestwards and cross Ramanathapuram and adjoining Thoothukudi districts in Tamil Nadu during the next six hours with wind speed of 50-60 gusting to 70 kmph.
 
"It is very likely to weaken further into a depression (wind speed 45-55 kmph gusting to 65 kmph) during next 12 hours," IMD said.
 
It has issued yellow alerts for the districts of Thiruvananthapuram, Kollam, Pathanamthitta, Alappuzha, Kottayam, Ernakulam, Idukki, Thrissur, Palakkad and Malappuram. Meanwhile, the Thiruvananthapuram International Airport has rescheduled nine flights scheduled for Friday.

Trivandrum International Airport resumes operations after cyclone Burevi weakens

Operations at Trivandrum International Airport resumed from 4 pm on Friday following the latest weather forecast on cyclone Burevi.
 
"Taking into consideration the Meteorological Report of weakening of cyclone Burevi into a deep depression and further into a well-marked, low-pressure area, Airport airfield has been opened for normal flight operations from 1600hrs IST on 4.12.20," Trivandrum Airport tweeted.
 
The India Meteorological Department (IMD) said, "The Deep Depression over Gulf of Mannar close to Ramanathapuram district coast remained practically stationary during the past six hours. It is likely to remain stationary over the same region and weaken into a depression during the next 12 hours."
 
"Thereafter it will slowly move west-southwestwards across Ramanathapuram towards south Kerala and weaken into a Well Marked Low-Pressure Area during subsequent 24 hours," IMD added.
 
The airport had earlier suspended all operations from 10 am to 6 pm in the wake of the cyclone. A yellow alert was issued in 10 districts across Kerala including Thiruvananthapuram, Kollam, Pathanamthitta, Alapuzha, Kottayam, Ernakulam, Idukki, Thrissur, Palakkad and Malappuram. The IMD issued a number three hazard warning sign at the Pamban port due to strong winds blowing at a speed of 55 kmph over the coast.

Forecast of extremely heavy rainfall in Tamil Nadu and Puducherry: IMD

Heavy rainfall at isolated places very likely over south Coastal Andhra Pradesh and Rayalseema: IMD

Heavy rainfall at isolated places very likely over south Coastal Andhra Pradesh and Rayalseema between today and tomorrow; South Interior Karnataka today, Lakshadweep between December 5-6 and Tamil Nadu, Puducherry and Kerala on December 6: India Meteorological Department

Fishermen are advised not to venture into Gulf of Mannar: IMD

Cyclone Burevi LIVE: Waterlogging in Chennai after heavy rainfall

Deep Depression over Gulf of Mannar close to Ramanathapuram District coast remained stationary

Deep Depression over Gulf of Mannar close to Ramanathapuram District coast to remain stationary


Puducherry: Chief Minister V Narayanasamy visits rain-affected areas in Kamaraj Nagar


Met dept withdraws red alert for 7 Kerala districts as cyclone Burevi weakens

In a relief to Kerala, the Met department has withdrawn the red alert issued for cyclone Burevi and rains in the seven southernmost districts of the state as thedeep depression was likely to weaken further into a depression.
 
The India MeteorologicalDepartment (IMD) had in a late night bulletin issued on Thursday withdrawn the red alert and issued a yellow alert for 10 districts of the state.
 
In a bulletin released on Friday morning, the IMD said the deep depression is likely to move slowly west- southwestwards and cross Ramanathapuram and adjoining Thoothukudi districts in Tamil Nadu during the next six hours with wind speed of 50-60 gusting to 70 kmph.
 
"It is very likely to weaken further into a depression (wind speed 45-55 kmph gusting to 65 kmph) during next 12 hours," IMD said.

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Cyclone Burevi LIVE updates: Thiruvananthapuram Airport suspends operations from 10 am to 6 pm for today

Thiruvananthapuram Airport suspends operations from 10 am to 6 pm for today in the wake of cyclone warning. Airlines advised to reschedule services as per convenience of passengers. Airport operations will remain open for any emergency situation: Airport officials

Cyclone Burevi in Tamil Nadu: Periya Odai at Venganur in Cuddalore district upstream of Wellington dam is flowing above its previous Highest Flood Level

Periya Odai at Venganur in Cuddalore district upstream of Wellington dam is flowing above its previous Highest Flood Level and is still rising: Central Water Commission

Cyclone Burevi: Kerala declares public holiday in 5 districts today

The Kerala government has declared a holiday in five districts for today as the state remains on high alert with heavy rains expected when cyclone Burevi makes landfall.
 
A statement issued by the state government said a public holiday has been declared for the districts of Thiruvananthapuram, Kollam, Pathanamthitta, Alappuzha and Idukki in the state.

Cyclone Burevi: Kerala CM hold high-level meeting with representatives of armed forces, NDRF, others

In the wake of a high alert issued for Cyclone Burevi, a high-level meeting was held with representatives of armed forces, Coast Guard, National Disaster Response Force (NDRF), various department heads, DGP and Chief Secretary, said Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Thursday.
 
In the meeting, the situation was assessed and strategy was evaluated, Kerala Chief Minister informed.
 
"As IMD alerted the state, Kerala took all necessary precautions including a complete ban on fishing. District Collectors are making all preventive efforts. 2891 relief camps opened. A 24-hour control room with helpline numbers have been started," said Vijayan.

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