The cyclonic storm ‘ BUREVI’ very likely to cross the country announced the Department of Meteorology in the latest update and Due to this situation the Department says the rainy and windy condition is expected to enhance considerably over the island.

The cyclonic storm ‘ BUREVI’ over the south-west Bay of Bengal, lay centered near latitude 8.1°N and longitude 84.2°E, about 330 km east-southeast of Trincomalee at 23.30 hrs of 01st December. The system is very likely to move west-northwestwards and cross eastern coast of Sri Lanka between Batticaloa and Point-Pedro, close to Trincomalee around today (02 December) evening/night.

Intermittent showers/thunderstorms will occur in the Eastern, Northern, Northern-Central, North-Western, Central, and Sabaragamuwa provinces. Very heavy rainfall above 20 cm can be expected at some places. Showers or thunderstorms will occur elsewhere. Heavy rainfall above 10 cm can be expected at some other places. Very strong gusty winds (80-90 km/hr) can be expected in these provinces.

Sri Lankan authorities issued a typhoon Storm conditions are likely to cause wind damage, flooding, and landslides in northeastern Sri Lanka from 02nd Wednesday

The Indian Meteorology Department also warning, the storm will cross the Sri Lanka coast close to Trincomalee on December 2 evening or night and would emerge into the Gulf of Mannar on December 3 morning. It will cross south Tamil Nadu between Kanyakumari and Pamban on the early morning of December 4. Department has issued a red alert in four south and central Kerala districts – Thiruvananthapuram, Kollam, Alappuzha and Pathanamthitta and orange alert in three other districts, in the view of the storm. (CPR)


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