Tamil Nadu (SunstarTV Bureau):Deep Depression over Gulf of Mannar at 5:30 am is close to Ramanathapuram district coast remained practically stationary, about 40 km southwest of Ramanathapuram, 70 km west-southwest of Pamban. Associated wind speed is about 55-65 kmph gusting to 75 kmph, informed India Meteorological Department.
Thiruvananthapuram Airport suspends operations from 10 am to 6 pm for today in the wake of cyclone warning. Airlines advised to reschedule services as per convenience of passengers. Airport operations will remain open for any emergency situation, instructed Airport officials.
It is however possible that Burevi will emerge in the Arabian Sea and re-intensify, scientists said. With its weakening into a deep depression, concerns about widespread damage or disaster in south of the state or Kerala from a cyclone have been put to rest.
“The wind speed has reduced so we are not expecting damage. But there are chances that the depression will merge in Arabian Sea. We cannot say right away what its track or intensity will be. Once it moves over the Arabian Sea we can make some projections. Burevi’s track (Bay of Bengal to Arabian Sea) is not common but it may not be the first case,” said M Mohapatra, director general, India Meteorological Department (IMD).