Cyclone Burevi that has weakened into a deep depression, however, it brought heavy rains in Kerala and Tamil Nadu. The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has withdrawn the red alert issued for seven Kerala districts. "Cyclonic storm Burevi over Gulf of Mannar weakened into a deep depression on 3rd December and is close to Ramanathapuram district coast, about 20 kilometres southwest of Pamban and 210 km east-northeast of Kanyakumari," the Cyclone Warning Division of the IMD said.
Total 26 teams of National Disaster Response Force pre-positioned across Tamil Nadu and Kerala.
Kerala govt has declared a public holiday for Friday for the districts of Thiruvananthapuram, Kollam, Pathanamthitta, Alappuzha and Idukki in the state. Meanwhile, the Tamil Nadu government has declared holiday in six districts; Virudhanagar, Ramanathapuram, Thirunelveli, Thuthukudi,Thenkasi and Kanyakumari.
The IMD has forecast heavy to very heavy rainfall at isolated places very likely over north Tamil Nadu, Puducherry and Karaikal during next 24 hours.
Heavy rainfall at isolated places very likely over south Coastal Andhra Pradesh and Lakshadweep today.
Cyclone Burevi Updates:
03:00 pm | Operations at Trivandrum International Airport to resume from 4 pm today following the latest weather forecast, reports ANI
02:09 pm | Waterlogging at Bazullah Road in Chennai's T Nagar following heavy rainfall | WATCH
12:49 pm | Heavy rains lash Puducherry
Heavy rains lashed Puducherry and its suburban areas on Friday under the influence of cyclone Burevi. Several housing colonies and main thoroughfares were waterlogged as a result of the torrential rains while power supply was disrupted for several hours in some localities.
12:02 pm | Thiruvananthapuram airport reschedules nine flights for today
The Thiruvananthapuram International Airport has rescheduled nine flights scheduled for Friday. "The operations of the airport have been suspended till 6 PM today and all the flights were rescheduled. There is a review meeting from Delhi today to assess the situation, "C V Ravindran, Airport Director told PTI.
11: 29 am | Met dept withdraws red alert for 7 Ker districts as cyclone Burevi weakens
The Met department has withdrawn the red alert issued for cyclone Burevi and rains in the seven southernmost districts of the state as thedeep depression was likely to weaken further into a depression. It has issued yellow alerts for the districts of Thiruvananthapuram, Kollam, Pathanamthitta, Alappuzha, Kottayam, Ernakulam, Idukki, Thrissur, Palakkad and Malappuram.
10:49 am | Deep Depression over Gulf of Mannar at 5.30am is close to Ramanathapuram dist coast remained practically stationary, about 40km southwest of Ramanathapuram, 70km west-southwest of Pamban. Associated wind speed is about 55-65 kmph gusting to 75 kmph: India Meteorological Dept
10:35 am | Puducherry: Chief Minister V Narayanasamy visits rain-affected areas in Kamaraj Nagar.
09:19 am | Visuals from Tamil Nadu's Rameswaram
08:29 am | NDRF teams have been deployed in Tamil Nadu, Kerala; Air Force, Army on standby
National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) teams have been deployed in Thiruvananthapuram, Kollam Pathanamthitta, Alappuzha, Kottayam, Idukki, Ernakulam, Thrissur, Palakkad and Malappura. The Air Force and Navy have kept aircraft and rescue ships on standby. The Army and paramilitary forces are also ready for deployment for emergency services.
08: 16 am | Cyclone Burevi: Helpline numbers in Tamil Nadu
The 24x7 emergency number which is common for all the districts is 1077. This is a toll-free number. Emergency number in Tuticorin - 0461 2340101 and WhatsApp number 9486454714. Madurai district emergency number - landline - 0452-2546160. Tahsildar (disaster Management) - 97888869536 Virudhunagar district emergency number - 04562 – 252600,2526601,262602,252603 Ramanathapuram -04567-230056,57,58. Tirunelveli – Collectorate board: 0462-2501035
08:02 am | Tuticorin airport to be closed today
Tuticorin Airport closed for operations till 12 pm tomorrow as a precautionary measure, in the wake of cyclone
07:51 am | People in Thiruvananthapuram in Kerala and Madurai in Tamil Nadu can dial 1077 in case of emergency situation.
07:39 am | Madurai airport operation to remain closed till noon
Madurai airport will be closed for operation from morning till noon today due to Cyclone Burevi. Passengers have been informed through respective airline carriers.
07:31 am | Thiruvananthapuram international airport to remain closed for 8 hours
07:19 am | Tamil Nadu government announces public holiday
Tamil Nadu government announces public holiday in 6 districts- Kanyakumari, Tirunelveli, Tenkasi, Ramanathapuram, Virudhunagar and Tuticorin today.
07:14 am | Cyclone Burevi weakening into a deep depression over Gulf of Mannar close Ramanathapuram District in Tamil Nadu, said Indian Meteorological Department (IMD).
07:09 am | Red alert for five Kerala districts including Thiruvananthapuram, Kollam, Pathanamthitta, Alappuzha and Idukki
07:01 am | Schools to remain closed in Puducherry today
The government and private schools in Puducherry will remain closed today due to continuous rains triggered by Cyclone Burevi, as per an official order.