Cyclone ‘Burevi’ to hit Sri Lanka with heavy rains and strong winds

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Published: 02nd December 2020

Many parts of the Eastern and Northern, North Eastern, North Western Provinces in Sri Lanka are expected to receive very heavy rainfall as the cyclonic storm ‘Burevi’, originated in the southwest Bay of Bengal. The cyclone is moving west-northwestwards direction and is excepted to intensify further during next 10 hours.



The Weather Forecast for 3rd December 2020 Issued by Department of Meteorology, Sri Lanka as follows:

WEATHER FORECAST FOR 03rd DECEMBER 2020 Issued at 12.00 noon on 02nd December 2020

The cyclonic storm ‘ BUREVI’ over the south-west Bay of Bengal, lay centered near latitude 8.6°N and longitude 83.0°E, about 200 km east-southeast of Trincomalee at 0830 hrs today (02nd December).

The system is very likely to move west-northwestwards and cross north-eastern coast of Sri Lanka between Trincomalee and Point-Pedro, close to Mullaithivu around tonight(within 7.00 p.m-10.00 p.m on 02 December )

This Cyclonic storm with a wind speed of 75-85 kmph gusting up to 95 kmph and it is very likely to move nearly westwards thereafter, emerge into Gulf of Mannar.

Intermittent showers/thundershowers will occur in the Northern and North-western provinces.

Very heavy rainfall above 150mm can be expected at some places.

Showers or thundershowers at times will occur in the Eastern, North-central, Western, Central and sabaragamuwa provinces and in Galle and Matara districts. Heavy rainfall about 100mm can be expected at some places.

Strong gusty winds (60-70) kmph can be expected in Northern, North-Central, North-Western, Western, Central and Sabaragamuwa provinces.

Strong winds (40-50) kmph can be expected elsewhere.

General public is requested to be vigilant regarding impending extreme weather situation

Source: Department of Meteorology

All schools in the Eastern Province are closed until 4th of December 2020 in order to accommodate the victims affected by the cyclone and flood.

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