After ‘Nivar’, another cyclonic storm ‘Burevi’ looms over Southern India


Recent cyclonic storm ‘Nivar’ caused a lot of devastation in Tamil Nadu. People couldn’t even recover properly from the impact of ‘Nivar’ and now, another destructive cyclonic storm is on the way. This potential cyclonic storm is named as ‘Burevi’.

The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has forecasted ‘Burevi’ storm impacting the South India once again in less than a week after ‘Nivar’ knocked Tamil Nadu on Monday. Along with Tamil Nadu, IMD has also issued warnings for three other adjoining states.

The Indian Meteorological Department warned that there is a possibility of heavy to very-heavy rains in the coastal areas of Puducherry, Kerala and Andhra Pradesh in addition to Tamil Nadu in the next four days.

The IMD issued an alert for these areas saying, that the storm may cross the coast of Sri Lanka on December 2 due to which heavy rains are expected in Tamil Nadu and Kerala. The IMD has issued ‘Red’ warning in the southern areas of Tamil Nadu and Kerala considering potential destructibility of the storm.

The weather department has issued separate alerts with respect to the possibility of heavy rains. Red alert has been issued for Idukki and Orange alert for Thiruvananthapuram, Kollam districts. In addition, a yellow alert has been issued for Alappuzha, Kottayam and Ernakulam districts.

The IMD cautioned that heavy to very-heavy rainfall may occur in these above areas. From the night of December 1st, fishermen are strictly not allowed to visit the South-East and adjoining South-Western Bay of Bengal region.

Along with these areas, the coastal part of Eastern-Sri Lanka, Comorin Coasts, Gulf of Mannar and Tamil Nadu-Kerala coasts are strictly prohibited for passing for atleast 24 hours from December 2. The IMD aslo advised fishermen to return to the shores by 30th of November for those who have gone into the sea.

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