Southwest monsoon withdraws, 13 days after normal schedule
Wednesday, 28 October 2020 Like this year, the withdrawal date in 2016 was also October 28 while 2000 and 2017 had seen it on October 25. Predicting weather conditions during next few days, the IMD said, “Scattered rainfall with moderate thunderstorm and lightning is very likely over Kerala, Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu and Puducherry.
Cyclonic storm Burevi nears Tamil Nadu coast and is likely to make landfall in Kerala by December 4. IMD said that Burevi is expected to move west-northwestwards and emerge into Gulf of Mannar. It is likely to cross south Tamil Nadu coast between Pamban and Kanyakumari by Friday morning. Eight NDRF teams, Air Force and Navy personnel have been deployed for rescue and relief operations. In total, 26 relief teams have been deployed in Tamil Nadu and Kerala, one team is in reserve in Puducherry. Nearly 700 people shifted to relief camps, while 2,489 other camps have been identified. IMD has issued a red alert for Thiruvananthapuram, Kollam, Pathanamthitta and Alappuzha for December 3. On Wednesday, PM Modi discussed the situation prevailing with CMs of Tamil Nadu and Kerala. Named by the Maldives, Cyclone Burevi is expected to have a speed of 80-90 km/hour. MeT dept said Burevi won't be as strong as Cyclone Nivar that lashed Tamil Nadu last week.
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Speaking to media in Mumbai on December 03, the Leader of Opposition (LoP) in Maharashtra Assembly, Devendra Fadnavis spoke on winter session of state assembly. Fadnavis said, "State government has called only a two-day Assembly session on December 14-15. We had demanded it should go on for 2 weeks. There is problem for farmers in Maharashtra and they are not being helped, crimes against women are rising." "We demand that such issues be taken up for discussion and a solution be sought. But the government is not ready to discuss anything. In a way, government does not want to face the assembly session," he added.
Speaking to media in Mumbai on December 03, Minority Affairs Minister of Maharashtra and Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) senior leader, Nawab Malik spoke on winter session of Parliament and farmers protest. Malik said, "Adhir Ranjan's demand for winter session of Parliament is valid. Not conducting the session and evading questions isn't right for the democracy. Opposition and farmers are demanding that even it's for 2 days, Parliament session should be held." "Health Secretary says that they never said that the vaccine would be administered to everyone. Will it be free of cost? There are the questions. Modi-led government should call the winter session of the Parliament and discuss the issue of farmers and vaccine," he added.
After Shiv Sena's mouthpiece Saamana criticised Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath for his Mumbai visit and raised questions on the latter's development model, state cabinet minister Sidharth Nath Singh said Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray has clearly lost his sleep after UP CM's visit, and condemned the "offensive language" in the party newspaper. "Uddhav Thackeray has lost his sleep after UP CM's visit to Mumbai. They have used offensive language using Saamna editorial, which we condemn. This may be their party culture. We were welcomed open-heartedly by Bollywood people," Nath told ANI.
In view of Cyclone Burevi, a team of National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) has been deployed in Thiruvananthapuram's Valyathura. A total of 8 NDRF teams have been deployed in the state. Cylcone 'Burevi' is expected to cross south Tamil Nadu coast between Pamban and Kanyakumari during tonight and early morning of December 04.
Waves have intensified in coastal areas of Rameswaram ahead of cyclonic Storm 'Burevi'. According to the India Meteorological Department, 'Burevi' is expected to cross south Tamil Nadu coast between Pamban and Kanniyakumari during tonight and early morning of December 04.
Madurai witnessed heavy rainfall in late evening of November 27. "Low-pressure area is very likely to form over SE Bay of Bengal, concentrate into depression during next 24 hrs, very likely to intensify further and reach Tamil Nadu-Puducherry coasts on Dec 2," according to State Disaster Management Authority. Temperature in Madurai currently stands at 21 degree Celsius.
Speaking on cyclone 'Nivar', Deputy Director General of Meteorology (DDGM) at IMD, Chennai, Dr S Balachandran on November 27 informed that the rainfall will decrease in the next two days in Tamil Nadu and Puducherry. "The storm made landfall near Puducherry. Intensity is gradually decreasing. We're monitoring the situation," he added.
Tamil Nadu's Kanyakumari is bracing for cyclonic storm 'Burevi', which is most likely to cross south Tamil Nadu between Kanyakumari and Pamban during tonight and early morning of December 04 with a wind speed of 70-80 kmph gusting to 90 kmph, as per IMD (Indian Meteorological Department). Two teams of NDRF are deployed here. In view of the approaching cyclonic storm, advisories to stay away from sea have been issued and a cyclone warning cage has also been mounted on the Pamban Bridge in Tamil Nadu.
Rainfall lashed several parts of Tamil Nadu’s Chennai. Many areas in the city witnessed severe waterlogging. India Meteorological Department (IMD) informed that the southwest monsoon finally withdrew..
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