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Cyclonic Storm ‘Burevi’ over southwest Bay of Bengal

  • Posted By
    10Pointer
  • Categories
    Environment
  • Published
    2nd Dec, 2020

Context

  • According to the Cyclone Warning Division of the India Meteorological Department (IMD), Deep Depressionover southwest Bay of Bengal has formed.

Burevi Cyclone

  • 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.