Cyclonic Storm ‘Burevi’ over southwest Bay of Bengal
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2nd Dec, 2020
- According to the Cyclone Warning Division of the India Meteorological Department (IMD), Deep Depressionover southwest Bay of Bengal has formed.
- Cyclone Burevi is likely to emerge into the Gulf of Mannar and the adjoining Comorin area on Thursday morning, after crossing the Sri Lankan coast on Wednesday evening/night.
- It may largely impact the southern parts of the State and bring fairly widespread rain till Saturday, according to the India Meteorological Department (IMD).
- The IMD has provided a yellow alert, updating the authorities on the approaching weather disturbance.
- Burevi may take the same route as Cyclone Ockhi, which impacted Sri Lanka, the southern parts of Tamil Nadu and Kerala in 2017.
How it is beneficial?
- The impending cyclone may help reduce the rain deficit in the southern districts and destruction may be less.
- The State needs to get 60%-70% excess rain in December to cover its overall deficit this season.