Tamil Nadu: Burevi sends a chill through ghost town – Times of India

Chennai News

Cyclone Burevi, which brought heavy spells over south and delta regions of the state while turning into a deep depression has weakened further into a depression on Friday evening even as it remained stationary around 40km from Ramanathapuram the whole of Friday. The cloud bands from the weakened system, which is scattered over the state, is likely to cause more rain over the western and northern districts on Saturday before the system moves towards south Kerala in the evening. The widespread rainfall over the state due to the cyclone and its remnants has brought down state’s rain deficit for the season starting October 1 from 15% to 2% on Friday.
According to IMD’s evening update, the deep depression, which has remained stationary at around 40km southwest of Ramanathapuram, 70km west-southwest of Pamban and 160km northeast of Kanyakumari, weakened into depression at 5.30pm on Friday. Officials said the system had remained stationary since at least Friday 1am possibly due to slow winds unable to push the system further and presence of opposing winds from two anticyclones in the vicinity. The system is likely to weaken further into a well-marked low pressure as it moves slowly through Ramanathapuram in the west-southwest direction towards south Kerala by Saturday evening.
S Balachandran, DDG, IMD Chennai said many places in Tamil Nadu and Puducherry received rainfall due to cyclone Burevi and later from the weakened system. “The state has so far received 362.8mm against a normal 371.8mm so far this season from October 1 leaving 2% deficit,” he said.
The system, which was earlier stationary over Gulf of Mannar for nearly 18 hours before moving towards Pamban, brought heavy rainfall across south coastal districts, delta region and parts of north Tamil Nadu on Thursday and Friday.
But by Saturday, when the system weakens and moves, it may bring rainfall to western and northern parts of the state.
For the next 24 hours, IMD has forecast heavy to very rainfall at a few places over Nilgiris, Coimbatore, Theni, Dindigul districts, heavy rainfall at isolated places over Tiruvallur, Chennai, Kanchipuram and Salem.

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