The India Meteorological Department (IMD) informed that the depression formed in the Bay of Bengal is likely to turn into Cyclone Burevi. It will reach the Sri Lankan cost by Wednesday afternoon and is very like to move nearly westwards thereafter and emerge into Comorin area on December 3 morning. The cyclone is likely to reach Kanyakumari coast by Thursday.
Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan directed the Navy, Coastal Guard and Air Force to prepare ships and helicopters for rescue operations. Seven more teams from the Disaster Response Force have been requested to be prepared for emergency and other central forces are also directed to stay alert. There is a possibility to open the smaller damsin case of heavy rainfall. The impact of cyclone is yet not ascertained as strong wind and very heavy rainfall are likely in South Kerala. The CM added that precautions have been taken for any adverse situation. More details about the path of the cyclone and its impact on the state will be known by Tuesday.
The cyclone will bring isolated extremely heavy falls on many parts of South Tamil Nadu and also in South Kerala areas on December 2 and 3. While both the states have been kept under a ‘red warning’ by the IMD for Thursday, an ‘orange alert’ is also in place from Tuesday to Friday. Fishermen are advised not to venture into southeast Bay of Bengal from November 30 to December 1, southwest Bay of Bengal and along and off east Sri Lanka coast from December 1 to 3.