South Tamil Nadu gets ready for Burevi Cyclone

Cyclone Burevi is very likely to hit Tamil Nadu on December 4, the Cyclone Warning Division of the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said on Tuesday.

“The deep depression intensified at adjoining the southeast Bay of Bengal into Cyclone storm Burevi at 17:30 hours and lay centred about 400 kilometres of east-southeast Trincomalee.

It will cross the Sri Lanka coast close to Trincomalee on December 2 during evening/night and cross south Tamil Nadu between Kanniyakumari and Pamban on the early morning of December 4, India Meteorological Department (IMD), tweeted.

The IMD has issued a red alert for south Tamil Nadu and south Kerala for December 3.

Tamilnadu Chief Minister K Palaniswami said all precautionary measures are in place to minimise the possible damage that could be caused by the weather system and urged people to stay indoors.

Palaniswami appealed to people, particularly those in the southern districts, not to step out unnecessarily.