S.Bharathidasan, secretary of the NGO said that new concerns keep cropping up. Cyclone Burevi: Tamil Nadu’s southern coastal districts brace up for very heavy rainfall; Law ministry notifies appointment of 10 new judges to Madras high court Also read: To Protect India’s Flamingos, We Need To Know How Many There Are. Cyclone Burevi path, track, map and satellite images. At 8.30 am on Wednesday, the cyclone was located 200 km east of Trincomalee in Sri Lanka, 420 km east-southeast of Pamban and 600 km east-northeast of Kanyakumari in Tamil Nadu. The International airport here will remain shut for eight hours from Friday morning and over 2000 relief camps have been opened as Kerala remains on high alert with heavy rains expected when cyclone Burevi makes landfall. Located in the heart of the city, the biodiversity hotspot has been reduced to one-tenth of its original size with the construction of IT corridor, government institutions, residential complexes, encroachments, and garbage dumping. While Cyclone Nivar ushered neither damage nor relief, cyclone Burevi ensured 40 cm rainfall in just two days. Cyclones Nivar and Burevi Brought Much Relief to Tamil Nadu’s Migratory Birds, The Little-Known Story of the US and Soviet Pursuit of Radiological Weapons, How Trade Rules Affect Access to COVID-19 Vaccines, Serum Institute Vaccine To Be Rs 200 per Dose, PM CARES Will Bear Cost, Bird Flu: Kerala Poultry Farmers Demand Better Compensation, Advanced Lab, Holding Your Breath May Increase Risk of COVID-19 Infection: IIT Madras Study, one of the 93 significant wetlands in Asia, had recorded a major drop in the most common bird species in January, this year, As Cyclone Nivar Hits Tamil Nadu, Farmers, Fisherfolk Remember Gaja. International Hurricane / Cyclone / Typhoon Tracking Map. The latest reports of dredging the marshland have left environmentalists worried. Cyclone Burevi | Image courtesy: IMD . Disappearing species and ignored mudflats, Balachandran observed that several species from sand hoppers to vultures have disappeared over the years. T…, At the visual level, it is easy to read a jumbled word correctly when the first and the last letters are retained a…, Nivar made landfall on the night of November 25, 2020, bringing heavy rains in several coastal and northern distric…, Humans are driving species to extinction 1,000 times faster than what is considered natural. "Cyclone Burevi will likely hit Thiruvananthapuram district tomorrow. “Since the city expanded, Pallikaranai has shrunk and numerous residential areas have sprung around it. Above all, there is a severe crunch in funding for research, he said. We need to understand bird ecology, how and why they move for reasons apart from food or breeding, tolerance to environmental influences, tactics, breeding, and feeding ecology. Cyclone Burevi LIVE updates: Cyclone Burevi had weakened into a deep depression and would cross the Tamil Nadu coast today, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said. Nivar made landfall on the night of November 25, 2020, bringing heavy rains in several coastal and northern districts of Tamil Nadu, southern Andhra Pradesh and Puducherry along India’s south-east coast. The Tamil Nadu Forest Department along with the Biodiversity Conservation Foundation conducted a synchronised bird census for the last three years, as part of which eight lakh birds from protected areas were assessed, the report of which will be released in December. The associated wind speed is about 30-40 gusting to 50 kmph: IMD. Updated Dec 03, 2020 | 14:59 IST Cyclone Burevi lay about 30 km east-northeast of Mannar, 110 km east-southeast of Pamban and 310 km east-northeast of Kanniyakumari at 8.30 am this morning. Why Does Tamil Nadu Wish to Denotify Part of the Vedanthangal Bird Sanctuary? Max wind speed 85km/h. Cyclonic Storm Burevi 2020. N Puviarasan, director, Area Cyclone Warning Centre, IMD said the system had remained stationary near Ramanathapuram district for many hours as it had weakened and did not have strong winds around it required to move it. “The Cyclonic Storm ‘Burevi’ over southwest Bay of Bengal moved west-northwestwards with a speed of 18 kmph during past six hours and lay centered at 0830 hrs IST of today, the 02nd December 2020 over southwest Bay of Bengal, about 200 km east of Trincomalee (Sri Lanka), 420 km east-southeast of Pamban (India) and 600 km nearly east-northeast of Kanniyakumari (India). 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Once degraded, mudflats are difficult to restore.”. : Follow us on Twitter. Emergency bird habitats, that included temporary man-made structures such as nesting sites, were arranged ahead of Nivar at the Oussudu lake bird sanctuary situated between Pulicat and Point Calimere wetlands, said Range Officer Dharmalingam. The IMD had earlier predicted that Burevi, which crossed the Sri Lanka coast on Wednesday night, would hit the Tamil Nadu coast as a cyclonic storm. Without Nivar, Chennai would have faced an immense water deficit. Seven people have died as heavy rains caused by Cyclone Burevi affects Tamil Nadu for a second straight day, leaving thousands of damaged huts … Rain Radar. What is the path of cyclone Burevi; Check satellite images here Cyclone Burevi: Amit Shah promises all possible help to Tamil Nadu, Kerala Amphan costliest cyclone on record in … Sri Lanka. We Don’t. For reprint rights: Times Syndication Service", Microwave ‘attack’ likely source of mystery illnesses of US diplomats: Report, 2nd T20I: India beat Australia by six wickets, Mystery disease: Over 200 hospitalised in Andhra, Terms of Use and Grievance Redressal Policy. Squally wind speed reaching 35-45 km/hour gusting to 55 km/hour very likely over Lakshadweep-Maldives & Comorin area, southeast Arabian Sea and along & off south Kerala coast today. Further, two anticyclones nearby also stalled the weather system. Heavy rains continued to batter Tamil Nadu on Friday leading to inundation of crops and waterlogging in many rural and urban areas even as the deep depression over Gulf of Mannar near Ramanathapuram weakened into a depression. Photo: Srikaanth Sekar/Flickr, CC BY-SA 2.0. Map Labels. Arulagam, a Coimbatore-based NGO has been holding puppet shows for villagers and art workshops on making vulture caps and face masks for school students in Nilgiris district and Sathyamangalam to discourage demonisation of the scavengers. The depression, which has remained stationary over Gulf of Mannar, around 40km southwest of Ramanathapuram District coast, has weakened into a well-marked low pressure area. “Unlike 30 years ago, now only cyclonic depressions result in good rains in the state due to global climate changes exacerbated by local conditions which have turned disastrous for migratory birds,” Balachandran said. It moved west-northwestwards with a speed of 11 kmph during past six hours and lay centered at 0830 hrs IST of 3 … Before roosting, breeding, and settling at a place, migratory birds survey the habitat, and only if they find it conducive, do they stay else they disperse. Crosshairs. S. Balachandran, the resident ornithologist at Point Calimere and Deputy Director, Bombay Natural History Society, explained that high-velocity winds that accompany cyclones are detrimental to bird congregation sites and rain-filled ones usher dramatic changes. The Buckingham Canal runs through the core parts of the city and is the final outlet for many drains. Though the canal, which connects three rivers (Kosasthalaiyar, Cooum, and Adyar) and flows the entire length of the city, was primarily constructed to be a freshwater navigation channel, it plays a crucial role in the flood mitigation scenario in the city. In Vaduvoor bird sanctuary, the count had declined to 15,000 from 1.5 lakh right before Nivar. Deepak Nagpal . Dredging can have serious consequences on migratory birds,” said Balachandran. The usual count of 5,000 spot-billed pelicans had decreased to 2,000 at Vedanthangal. Kumaraguru, conservation scientist and Honorary Wildlife Warden at Tiruvarur, Tamil Nadu Forest Department said that following every cyclone, the focus is solely on lack of electricity, waterlogging, and other utilitarian issues. “Deterioration in stopover zones, which are important for refueling, can limit the population of migratory birds on that flyway, similar to the decline in shorebirds which relied on the Yellow Sea. India. Heavy rains batter TN, deep depression weakens. Chennai: Cyclone Burevi is moving towards the coast of southern Tamil Nadu and is … Inland wetland ecosystems like lakes and large public water tanks have turned temporary shelters and roosting sites, with the sudden surge in bird visitors from Vaduvoor like sanctuaries. Burevi is expected to cross South Tamil Nadu between Kanniyakumari and Pamban on the morning of December 4," as per IMD.NDRF teams were also deployed in Kerala`s Thiruvananthapuram and Tamil Nadu`s Kanniyakumari. Tamil Nadu: Severe waterlogging in various parts of #Rameswaram following heavy #rainfall in the region; visuals fr… https://t.co/7BAnWVA0ZA, The depression over Gulf of Mannar close to Ramanathapuram District coast remained practically stationary during past 30 hours. On the other hand, 2019 saw a sharp decline in migratory birds but following Nivar, they resumed their visits to the sanctuaries in Udayamarthandapuram and Vaduvoor. The deep depression weakened into a depression over the Gulf of Mannar and is likely to remain practically stationary over the same region and weaken into a well-marked low-pressure area, IMD said while referring to cyclone Burevi. Tamil Nadu: Severe waterlogging in various parts of Rameswaram following heavy rainfall in the region. With COVID-19, dead bodies are also sprayed with strong chemicals, the repercussions of which in vultures should be looked into,” he said. New depression in Arabian Sea, more rain likely: IMD, Cyclone Burevi, which weakened into a deep depression in the Gulf of Mannar, remained stationary for almost 18 hours before weakening further in the same region close to Ramanathapuram in Tamil Nadu. LIVE TV. New Delhi, Dec 03: Cyclone Burevi over Sri Lanka moved west-northwestwards with a speed of 12 kmph during past six hours and lay centred about 60 km northwest of Trincomalee, 180 km east-southeast of Pamban, said the IMD early hours of Thursday. Cyclones Nivar and Burevi brought relief to migratory birds after a two-year lull post-cyclone Gaja in the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu, which was finally able to clock a good count of the winged visitors in the 15 wildlife and bird sanctuaries, even as avian experts warn that research, conservation and monitoring of bird habitats in the state leaves a lot to be desired. The sanctuary, home to 166 species and declared as one of the 93 significant wetlands in Asia by the Asian Wetland Bureau, had recorded a major drop in the most common bird species in January, this year. Nagapattinam and Pattukottai districts had lost 50 percent of their green cover with Gaja and it would take a decade to make up for even half of it. S.M. Spot-billed pelicans. Pallikaranai marshland is one of the eleven wetlands in Tamil Nadu that fall on the Central Asian Flyway, a key migratory flight path. Satellite images and tracking maps of Cyclonic Storm Burevi 2020, December 1 - 5. The weather office had earlier predicted that Cyclone Burevi, which crossed the Sri Lanka coast on Wednesday night, would hit the Tamil Nadu coast as a cyclonic storm. There should be coordinated efforts at the global level as habitat degradation anywhere, affects birds everywhere. The much-needed rains poured only during cyclone Nivar in November but by that time, the birds had left. Diclofenac, a drug which used to be prescribed for cattle diseases, was proven to affect the kidney of vultures and their population. Fishermen are advised not to venture into Lakshadweep-Maldives & Comorin area, southeast Arabian Sea and along & off Kerala coast on 5th and 6th December. ZONE OF DISTURBED WEATHER DANILO - Current Wind Speed: 25 knots - max predicted speed: 40 knots at 2021-01-11T12:00:00.000Z View Satellite and Storm Details → Tropical Disturbances. Minimal rainfall in the last two years had hit hard, both Vedanthangal and Karikili bird sanctuary. According to range officer G. Subbiah, the last week of December saw around 100 painted storks showing up at the country’s oldest bird sanctuary, Vedanthangal in Chengalpattu, marking the completion of the arrival season of migratory birds. 29°C ... Cyclone Burevi: DMC, Tri-Forces & SL Police prepared to face any disaster Written by Pavani Hapuarachchi. The initial week of October saw the grey-headed lapwing from South Korea turn up unfailingly and also marked the first sighting of Eurasian cuckoo,” he said. Cyclone Burevi is expected to cross South Tamil Nadu coast between Pamban and Kanniyakumari during tonight and early morning tomorrow with a wind speed of 70-80kmph gusting to 90kmph, as per IMD Two teams of NDRF are deployed here Visuals from Kanniyakumari, Tamil Nadu . Thirunaranan, founder of The Nature Trust, said that in spite of the never-ending obstacles, the winged visitors haven’t missed their date with the wetland, which saw 40,000 visitors from 182 species in January 2020, the highest in a decade. Also read: Why Does Tamil Nadu Wish to Denotify Part of the Vedanthangal Bird Sanctuary? “There would have been no floods if Pallikaranai’s topography was retained. 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