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IMD issues red colour coded warning for Southern TN and Kerala

The IMD has issued a red-colour coded warning for the southern areas of Tamil Nadu Kerala in view of the brewing storm and said that these areas are expected to receive heavy to very heavy rainfall.
Less than a week after Cyclone Nivar battered Tamil Nadu and Pondicherry , another storm is expected to affect the southern state, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said on Monday.
The cyclone will cross the Sri Lanka coast on December 2 and will bring heavy rain over Tamil Nadu and Kerala, it said.
According to the IMD, a well-marked low pressure area in the Bay of Bengal intensified into a depression. “It is very likely to intensify further into a deep depression during the next 24 hours.
It is also likely to intensify further into a cyclonic storm. It is very likely to move west-northwestwards and cross the Sri Lanka coast around the evening of December 2,” the IMD said.

As the sea is expected to become rough due to the weather system, fishermen are advised not to venture into the Bay of Bengal
Also, those who are out at sea are advised to return to the coast by November 30, it said.
“It is very likely to move nearly westwards thereafter and emerge into the Comorin area on December 3 morning,” the Cyclone Warning Division of the IMD said. Once it attains strength, it will be called ‘Burevi’.
The IMD said squally weather with wind speed would gradually increase becoming 55-65 kilometres per hour gusting to 75 kmph over southeast and adjoining southwest Bay of Bengal from the night of December 1 and 70-80 kmph gusting to 90 kmph over southwest Bay of Bengal, along and off Sri Lanka coast.
Winds with a speed of 45-55 kmph gusting to 65 kmph are likely over the Comorin area, Gulf of Mannar and Tamil Nadu-Kerala coasts from December 2 forenoon for subsequent 24 hours.
It will bring isolated extremely heavy falls over south Tamil Nadu in Kanyakumari, Tirunelveli, Thoothukudi, Tenkasi, Ramanathapuram and Sivaganga areas on December 2 and 3. In south Kerala,
it will bring showers at Thiruvananthapuram, Kollam, Pathanamthitta and Alappuzah areas on December 3.
Last week, “very severe cyclonic storm” Nivar had hit Tamil Nadu. While 4 people were killed in Tamilnadu about 2.5 lakh people were housed in cyclone shelters in the state as part of safety measures.
On November 25, severe cyclone Nivar had hit near Karaikal and brought along extremely heavy rain over Puducherry, Chennai Tamil Nadu and coastal Andhra Pradesh.
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