21:22 GMT18 January 2021
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    In the last seven days, the southern Indian regions of Tamil Nadu, Puducherry, Kerala, and Karnataka have faced two cyclonic storms. Last week, Cyclone Nivar made landfall in the aforementioned regions, uprooting trees and killing at least four people. Presently, parts of south India are battling strong winds due to another cyclone, named Burevi.

    After making landfall in Sri Lanka, Cyclone Burevi, emerging out of a depression in the Bay of Bengal, has weakened into heavy winds over the Gulf of Mannar close to Tamil Nadu's Pamban region.

    Burevi is likely to cross the Ramanathapuram and Thoothukudi districts of Tamil Nadu on Friday morning with wind speeds touching 70 kilometres per hour (kmph), bringing heavy rain to the southern parts of Tamil Nadu and Kerala. 

    Residents of the affected southern Indian regions have taken to Twitter to share weather updates along with videos detailing the whistling winds and heavy downpours lashing the areas. Take a look.

    ​The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has projected more rainfall in the region for the next twelve hours at least.

    ​Citing scientists monitoring the weather conditions, the Indian daily Hindustan Times reported that it is plausible that Burevi will emerge in the Arabian Sea and re-intensify.

    Details on the destruction caused due to the winds and rains in the region still remain unclear.

    Before Burevi, on the intervening night of 26 and 27 November, Cyclone Nivar made landfall near the coastal Tamil Nadu town of Marakkanam - 30 kilometres north of Puducherry at around 2:30 a.m. 

    At the time, over 200,000 residents from this area were evacuated to safer regions to avoid loss of life.

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