Cyclone Burevi turns away from Kerala, likely to weaken in 12 hours

Orange alert has been issued for four Kerala districts, which includes Pathanamthitta, Ernakulam, Idukki and Malappuram, for December 6
Cyclone Burevi turns away from Kerala, likely to weaken in 12 hours

According to the India Meteorological Department (IMD), cyclone Burevi has weakened into a deep depression over the Gulf of Mannar near Ramanathan district coast, remaining practically stationary for the last 30 hours. It is likely to stay in the same state and weaken into a well-marked low-pressure area over the next 12 hours. The depression is set to give Kerala a miss.

However, heavy rains continue in Tamil Nadu, resulting in waterlogging in many rural and urban areas.

The power supply was cut in several districts - Rameswaram, Thangachi Madam, Pamba and Mandapam - for the fourth consecutive day.

Meanwhile, in Kerala, an orange alert has been announced in Idukki and Malappuram following isolated heavy to very heavy rainfall on Saturday. Kerala is likely to receive average rainfall this week.

The IMD has advised fishermen not to venture into the Gulf of Mannar and adjoining the southeast Bay of Bengal, south Tamil Nadu coast, north Sri Lanka, south Kerala coasts, Lakshadweep-Maldives area and bordering the southeast Arabian sea.

Besides, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister announced Rs 10 lakh financial aid each to the families of seven persons who died due to the cyclone. According to various reports, thunderstorm accompanied by lightning is likely to happen at one or two places over Kerala and Lakshadweep from December 5 to December 7.

For December 6, an orange alert has been issued for four Kerala districts - Pathanamthitta, Ernakulam, Idukki and Malappuram.

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