Cyclone Burevi 'practically stationary' over Rameswaram for 30 hrs, likely to weaken in 12 hrs

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Rameswaram (Tamil Nadu): Cyclone Burevi continued to hover over the Gulf of Mannar near the Ramanathan district coast on Saturday, remaining 'practically stationary' for the last 30 hours, the India Meteorological Department reported.

The Depression is likely to remain in the same state over the region and weaken into a well-marked low-pressure area in the next 12 hours.

Severe waterlogging in various parts of Tamil Nadu's Rameswaram and Puducherry witnessed following heavy rainfall in the region; visuals from Natarajapuram area.

The Depression over Gulf of Mannar close to Ramanathapuram District coast remained practically stationary during past 30 hours. The Depression is likely to remain practically stationary over the same region and weaken into a Well Marked Low Pressure Area during next 12 hours," the IMD tweeted.

On Friday, the IMD advised fishermen not to venture into the Gulf of Mannar and adjoining the southwest Bay of Bengal, south Tamilnadu coast, north Sri Lanka, south Kerala coasts, Lakshadweep-Maldives area and adjoining the southeast Arabian Sea.

Meanwhile, the residents of Rameswaram suffered power outages due to the cyclone.Teams of the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) have reached several places in Tamil Nadu and Kerala as the two states brace themselves for the worst of the cyclone.


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