Max wind speed 85km/h. Tamil Nadu: Wall of a dilapidated church building collapses due to strong winds in Dhanushkodi near Rameswaram. Diclofenac, a drug which used to be prescribed for cattle diseases, was proven to affect the kidney of vultures and their population. Live Satellite. Crosshairs. தமிழ். 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. Storm Tracks. 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. Thunderstorm accompanied with lightning likely to occur at one or two places over Kerala and Lakshadweep from 5th December to 7th December. The usual count of 5,000 spot-billed pelicans had decreased to 2,000 at Vedanthangal. 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The deep depression over Gulf of Mannar is about 40km southwest of Ramanathapuram. Districtwise nowcast warnings issued by IMD at 10:45am on December 5th. Also read: As Cyclone Nivar Hits Tamil Nadu, Farmers, Fisherfolk Remember Gaja. Puducherry: Waterlogging in several parts of #Puducherry following heavy #rainfall; visuals from Rainbow Nagar.… https://t.co/pJMMAyLkq9. Unlike 2019, when 172 Amur falcons were spotted during this season, not a single bird of the species that is known to take a marathon flight from China to South Africa through India has visited the sanctuary during the same time frame in 2020. Cyclonic Storm Burevi 2020. K.V.R.K. The marshland was visited by 12 Asian pied starlings this season, first spotted in 2019. The annual visitors including flamingos, pelicans, sandpipers, bar-headed geese, garganey, pin-tailed ducks, black-winged stilt, Northern shoveler, and gull-billed tern have begun to flock to the Point Calimere Wildlife and Bird Sanctuary, Nagapattinam. The much-needed rains poured only during cyclone Nivar in November but by that time, the birds had left. Cyclone Burevi. 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. Further, these habitats desperately need rain-filled cyclones to enable microorganisms, phytoplanktons, zooplankton, and fish to thrive and in turn for birds to feed on them. “Birds flocking to an area is a clear indication of it being biodiverse and secure. 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Mudflats constitute an important ecosystem and attract shorebirds, among other species like crabs, which form the food base for these birds. Also read: The Journey of Black-Eared Kites Into the Indian Subcontinent, Unraveled, Puppet shows and vulture face masks: Coimbatore. Satellite mapping is crucial for bird conservation and identification of roadblocks in its migration route,” he said. Fishermen are advised not to venture into Lakshadweep-Maldives & Comorin area, southeast Arabian Sea and along & off Kerala coast on 5th and 6th December. Fire Spots (Daily) Day-Night Line. 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. The marshland proposal to develop infrastructure for flood mitigation in the southern parts of Chennai is not to dredge but only reduce the quantity of water that reaches the marshland from other areas through baby canals that will divert the water directly to the Buckingham Canal,” J. Meghanatha Reddy, Deputy Commissioner (Works), Chennai Corporation told Mongabay-India. 5:02 am: Public holiday declared in 5 districts of Kerala The Kerala government on Thursday declared a holiday in five districts for Friday, December 4, in view of Cyclone Burevi which is expected to bring heavy rain in the state. There should be coordinated efforts at the global level as habitat degradation anywhere, affects birds everywhere. Read full article. 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 … Rain Radar. Tamil Nadu: Landslide occurred at Kodaikanal-Palani Road on Saturday morning due to heavy rains in the region. Tamil Nadu: Severe waterlogging in various parts of Rameswaram following heavy rainfall in the region. Zoom Earth. 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. The Journey of Black-Eared Kites Into the Indian Subcontinent, Unraveled. 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. Cyclone Burevi | Image courtesy: IMD . Heavy to very heavy rainfall very likely at isolated places over Kerala and Lakshadweep today and tomorrow. A day before the cyclone, more than 4000 birds of the painted stork, spoonbill, glossy ibis, and other species were spotted at a huge water tank in Viralimalai, Pudukottai district,” Kumaraguru said. Chennai: Cyclone Burevi is moving towards the coast of southern Tamil Nadu and is … Home –> . In Vaduvoor bird sanctuary, the count had declined to 15,000 from 1.5 lakh right before Nivar. 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. “Around 25 long-toed stint birds were spotted in this season compared to the usual one or two apart from 800 rosy starlings. S. Ramasubramaniam, Conservator of Forests, Thanjavur said that apart from the 200 trees that were uprooted in Sirkazhi range, Nivar hadn’t affected wildlife across Tiruvarur and Thanjavur in the state. 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 eighth depression and fourth named storm of the 2020 North Indian Ocean cyclone season, Nivar originated from a disturbance in the Intertropical Convergence Zone.The disturbance gradually organized and on November 23, both the … Settings. Spot-billed pelicans. Photo: Srikaanth Sekar/Flickr, CC BY-SA 2.0. Migratory birds like pintails, grey pelicans among others had flown away due to water paucity from the sanctuary during October and didn’t return till December even as there was a sharp decline in black and white ibis visitors. 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. KK Kaushal, Field Director, Mudumalai Tiger Reserve said that veterinarians are being educated about Diclofenac equivalent drugs and the plan for a captive breeding centre for vultures at the Sigur Reserve Forest Range has been approved. 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. 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 … Orange alert has been issued for four districts in Kerala including Pathanamthitta, Ernakulam, Idukki and Malappuram for December 6. Heavy to very heavy rainfall at isolated places very likely over Tamil Nadu and Puducherry during next 24 hours, over south coastal Andhra Pradesh, Kerala and Mahe on December 4-5 and over Lakshadweep on December 5. Once degraded, mudflats are difficult to restore.”. Usually, by the last week of September to October, the sanctuary starts buzzing with winged visitors beginning with open-billed storks but it wasn’t the case this year due to insufficient rain from the southwest monsoon. Sri Lanka. Layers. Stay with TOI for all the updates, Tamil Nadu chief minister announces financial aid of Rs 10 lakh each to the bereaved families of 7 persons who died due to cyclone Burevi, High waves in the range of 1.5-3.2 meters are forecasted till 11:30pm on 5th December along the coast of Kerala from Pozhiyur to Kozhikode: Kerala State Disaster Management Authority. A cyclonic circulation lies over Lakshadweep-Maldives area off Kerala coast. Tamil Nadu: Landslide occurred at Kodaikanal-Palani Road on Saturday morning due to heavy rains in the region. https://t.co/N5lvZRsycb. LIVE TV. Seven people have died as heavy rains caused by Cyclone Burevi affects Tamil Nadu for a second straight day, leaving thousands of damaged huts … 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. It moved west-northwestwards with a speed of 11 kmph during past six hours and lay centered at 0830 hrs IST of 3 … Sri Lanka: Cyclone "Burevi" - Flooding in Jaffna and Kilinochchi, Satellite Imagery: 28 Nov & 04 Dec 2020 | Published: 05 Dec 2020 (CY-2020-0006-SL Version 1) “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. “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. Base Map. 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. “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). 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. On the off chance that the framework keeps up its solidarity till, at that point, the cyclone will wait for any longer, prompting substantial downpours and reliable breezes across southern Tamil Nadu and Kerala. 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: IMD. The associated wind speed is about 30-40 gusting to 50 kmph: IMD. 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. The latest reports of dredging the marshland have left environmentalists worried. “There would have been no floods if Pallikaranai’s topography was retained. 29°C ... Cyclone Burevi: DMC, Tri-Forces & SL Police prepared to face any disaster Written by Pavani Hapuarachchi. 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. Tamil Nadu: Wall of a dilapidated church building collapses due to strong winds in Dhanushkodi near #Rameswaram.… https://t.co/2VG1hAxCFO. The cyclone entered the country off Mullaitivu, 205 miles northeast of Colombo, the capital, and was travelling further inland, Meteorological Department director general Athula Karunanayke said. While in 2016-17, around 5,000 pelicans were spotted at the sanctuary during September-December, the year 2020 saw that count dwindle to 2,500. Heavy rains batter TN, deep depression weakens. 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. 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Cyclone Burevi live updates: Orange alert in four Kerala districts for tomorrow, Copyright © 2020 Bennett, Coleman & Co. Ltd. All rights reserved. “We lack records of birds that arrive before and after a cyclone at public tanks and pond ecosystems. 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 . While Cyclone Nivar ushered neither damage nor relief, cyclone Burevi ensured 40 cm rainfall in just two days. “Drugs similar in composition to the banned diclofenac like Ketoprofen, Aceclofenac, Flunixin, and Nimesulide continue to be in use. Excess rainwater too flows from the roads to stormwater drains and into the canal, maintained by the Public Works Department. Cyclone Burevi live updates: Orange alert in four Kerala districts for tomorrow. Compared to December 2019, when 12,000 migratory birds showed up, this year saw the count increase to 15,000. Minimal rainfall in the last two years had hit hard, both Vedanthangal and Karikili bird sanctuary. Regular, continuous monitoring, and study of cyclonic behaviour of birds must be undertaken. Conversations on cyclone Nivar are incomplete without its predecessor Gaja, which had killed several thousand birds and animals in 2018. Disappearing species and ignored mudflats, Balachandran observed that several species from sand hoppers to vultures have disappeared over the years. 24-Hour Clock. Also read: To Protect India’s Flamingos, We Need To Know How Many There Are. Zoom to Center. Satellite images and tracking maps of Cyclonic Storm Burevi 2020, December 1 - 5. For the next 48 hours, the scattered cloud bands from the system are likely to bring thunderstorms with moderate rain and occasional heavy spells with generally overcast weather over the city and suburbs. Also read: Why Does Tamil Nadu Wish to Denotify Part of the Vedanthangal Bird Sanctuary? UTC Time. 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 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. IMD said that depression is likely to remain practically stationary over the same region and weaken further by Saturday and move into the Arabian Sea. Dredging can have serious consequences on migratory birds,” said Balachandran. The associated wind speed is … With COVID-19, dead bodies are also sprayed with strong chemicals, the repercussions of which in vultures should be looked into,” he said. Cyclone Burevi: IMD issues red alert in four Kerala districts for December 3 Around noon on December 3, the storm with wind speed of 70-80 gusting to … There is a requirement for a strong database about local birds and their migration habits instead of reliance on sporadic eyewitness accounts,” he observed. 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 Above all, there is a severe crunch in funding for research, he said. 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. International Hurricane / Cyclone / Typhoon Tracking Map. Puducherry: Waterlogging in several parts of Puducherry following heavy rainfall. 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. "Cyclone Burevi will likely hit Thiruvananthapuram district tomorrow. 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. Poisoning by cattle herders is another problem. Pal Pandian, a birdwatcher at Koonthankulam bird sanctuary near Tirunelveli said that rainfall was meagre and the peregrine falcon and red-necked falcon have been spotted. 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. S.Bharathidasan, secretary of the NGO said that new concerns keep cropping up. Tamil Nadu, Kerala On Alert As Cyclone Burevi Nears, Landfall Likely Friday Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke to Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan Wednesday morning to … 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. In-depth scientific application and management along with an effective tracking system of birds are missing. S.M. Sex discrimination has led to the birth of fewer female…. 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. 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