The Cyclone Warning Division of the India Meteorological Department (IMD) has warned of yet another cyclonic storm named ‘Burevi’ brewing in the Bay of Bengal and is likely to hit the coast at Pamban near Rameshwaram on December 4 morning.
The Deep Depression over southwest Bay of Bengal moved west-northwestwards with a speed of 09 kmph during past six hours, intensified into Cyclonic Storm ‘Burevi’ and lay centred at 1730 hrs IST of today, the December 1, 2020, over southwest Bay of Bengal near Lat. 7.9° N and Long. 84.8°E, about 400 km east-southeast of Trincomalee (Sri Lanka) and 800 km east-southeast of Kanniyakumari (India).
It is very likely to intensify further during next 12 hours. It is very likely to move west-northwestwards and cross Sri Lanka coast between latitude 7.50N and 9.00N, close to Trincomalee during the evening/night of December 2, as a Cyclonic Storm with a wind speed of 75-85 kmph gusting to 95 kmph. It is very likely to move nearly westwards thereafter, emerge into Gulf of Mannar and adjoining Comorin area on December 3, morning. It would then move nearly west-southwestwards and cross south Tamilnadu coast between Kanniyakumari and Pamban around the early morning of December 4.
Forecast track and intensity are given below: