Chennai, Dec 2 (Representative) Named ‘Burevi’, the Cyclonic Storm over southwest Bay of Bengal would come very close to Tamil Nadu coast tomorrow and cross the South TN coast between Kanyakumari and Pamban on December four morning. A bulletin with Yellow message issued by the Met office here on Wednesday said that the storm moved west-northwestwards with a speed of 15 kmph during past six hours and lay centered over southwest Bay of Bengal about 240 km east-southeast of Trincomalee (Sri Lanka), 470 km east-southeast of Pamban and 650 km nearly east-northeast of Kanniyakumari.
It is very likely to intensify further during next 12 hours, move west-northwestwards and cross the Sri Lanka coast close to north of Trincomalee today evening/night as a Cyclonic Storm with a wind speed of 80-90 kmph gusting to 100 kmph. It is very likely to move nearly west-northwestwards thereafter, emerge into Gulf of Mannar and adjoining Comorin area tomorrow morning. The Cyclonic Storm with wind speed of 70-80 gusting to 90 kmph would be centered very close to Pamban around tomorrow noon. It would then move nearly west-southwestwards and cross south Tamil Nadu coast between Kanniyakumari and Pamban on December 4 early morning as a Cyclonic Storm with wind speed of 70-80 and gusting to 90 kmph.