Cyclone Burevi likely to weaken in next 24 hrs: IMD

New Delhi, Dec 4 (UNI) The India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Friday said the deep depression is likely to move slowly west-south westwards 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.

“This ‘Deep Depression’ is likely to get weaken in next 12 hours, thereafter it will move slowly west-southwest wards across Ramanathapuram district towards south Kerala and weaken into a ‘Well marked Low Pressure Area’ during subsequent 24 hours”, the IMD informed.

“The ‘Deep Depression’ over Gulf of Mannar close to Ramanathapuram District coast remained practically stationary during past six hours and lay centered at 1130 hrs IST of today on the December 4 over Gulf of Mannar near Lat. 9.1°N and Long. 78.6°E close to Ramanathapuram District coast, about 40 km southwest of Ramanathapuram, 70 km west-southwest of Pamban and 160 km northeast of Kanniyakumari”, the Met Department said.

Flight operations in three airports in Tamil Nadu and Kerala have been suspended as a precautionary measure A public holiday has been declared in five districts Thiruvananthapuram, Kollam, Pathanamthitta, Alappuzha and Idukki in Kerala.

Both TamilNadu and Kerala Government are on high alert despite the withdrawal of IMD’s ‘Red alert’ into Yellow alert for the 10 districts of Kerala


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