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Cyclone Burevi Updates: Red Alert Issued for Southern Kerala, South Tamil Nadu; Temperature in North India to drop further

Chintu Das
Chintu Das

Weather India: This year’s seasonal active disturbance is probably going to bring down rain and snowfall on a larger scale to the upper scopes of north-west India in the first half of December 2020, and once it passes, winter breezes from the Western regions of Himalayas are probably going to bring the temperature down to a whole new level in the northern plains of the country, including Delhi, which has just seen a surprisingly chilly October and November. 

The forecast report from the local weather office suggests that secluded areas from the Kashmir Valley and the Zojila Pass will experience light snow fall today. Apart from that another fresh spell of both rain and snow is expected in the regions of J&K and Ladakh in the coming week. 

“Starting today, Light snow is expected in secluded and dispersed parts of Kashmir and Zojila regions. More than 70% possibility is there for a spell of light to steady snowfall at numerous spots of Kashmir, Drass-Zojila region and the hilly territories of Jammu during December 7 and 8," Sonam Lotus, head of the MET division said. 

The MET office additionally said they are expecting snowfall at the Zojila Pass to obstruct the Srinagar-Leh highway during this period. The 40-day extensive stretch of brutal winter called the 'Chillai Kalan' starts on December 21 and will last till January 31. A large portion of Jammu and Kashmir's perennial water stores are going to be filled because of snowfall during this 40-day significant stretch. 

Cyclone Burevi; As Kerala state stays on high alert because of Cyclone Burevi, the government announced holiday for the public in five districts for today. The public holiday was announced for the regions of Thiruvananthapuram, Kollam, Pathanamthitta, Alappuzha and Idukki. Trivandrum International Airport in the state will likewise stay shut from 10 am to 6 pm today. 

The cyclone weakened and slipped into a deep depression and crossed the Tamil Nadu’s coastal area, the India Meteorological Department said. The IMD had anticipated that Burevi, which crossed the Sri Lankan coast on Wednesday night, would swing by the Tamil Nadu coast as a cyclonic storm. Profound wretchedness is a phase of formation of a cyclone or de-heightening. 

The cyclone was named by the Maldives and is the second subsequent cyclone that formed in the southwest of the Bay of Bengal within seven days. It is probably going to heighten further during the following 12 hours and cross Sri Lanka's coast by tonight. The wind speeds are relied upon to ascend to 100 kmph. "It is almost certain to move almost west-northwestwards from that point, rise into Gulf of Mannar and connecting Comorin region," the agency said. 

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