The cyclonic storm 'Burevi' over north Sri Lanka moved west-northwestwards and centered over Gulf of Mannar, which is about 40 km west-northwest of Mannar, 40 km east-southeast of Pamban (India) and 260 km east-northeast of Kanniyakumari, the India Meteorological Department informed on Thursday. The associated wind speed is about 70-80 gusting to 90 kmph.
Burevi would move nearly westwards across Pamban area and it would then move west-southwestwards and cross south Tamilnadu coast between Pamban and Kanniyakumari during December 3 night and December 4 early morning as a cyclonic storm with a wind speed of 70-80 gusting to 90 kmph, the IMD said.
The cyclonic storm would continue to impact Ramanathapuram, Thoothukudi, Tirunelveli and Kanniyakumari districts of south Tamilnadu and adjoining districts of south Kerala till early hours of December 4.
Heavy to very heavy rainfalls are expected over south Tamil Nadu -- Ramanathapuram, Thoothukudi, Tirunelveli, Kanniyakumari, Tenkasi, Virudhunagar, Theni, Madurai and Sivagangai districts and over south Kerala -- Thiruvananthapuram, Kollam, Pathanamthitta, Idukki and Alappuzah on December 3. "Isolated heavy to very heavy rainfall likely over south Tamil Nadu and south Kerala on December 4.