RED ALERT Warning for Cyclonic Storm “BUREVI”

RED ALERT Warning for Cyclonic Storm “BUREVI”

RED ALERT Warning for Cyclonic Storm “BUREVI”

Written by Zulfick Farzan

01 Dec, 2020 | 11:31 pm

Colombo (News 1st); ‘PLEASE BE AWARE!’ said the Department of Meteorology in its latest weather warning on cyclone Burevi on late Tuesday (01). 

The deep depression area in the south-west Bay of Bengal has concentrated into a cyclonic storm ‘ BUREVI’ and lay centered near latitude 7.9°N and longitude 84.8°E, about 400 km east-southeast of Trincomalee at 1730hrs today (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 tomorrow (02nd December) evening/night.

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.

Advisory for rainfall : 

Province  02nd December  03rd December
Northern Intermittent showers at many places; very heavy rainfall above 200 mm at some places (High Risk) Showers at times in many places; heavy rainfall above 100 mm at some places
North-Central Intermittent showers at many places; very heavy rainfall above 200 mm at some places (High Risk) Showers at times in many places; heavy rainfall above 100 mm at some places
Eastern Intermittent showers at many places; very heavy rainfall above 200 mm at some places (High Risk) Showers at times in many places; heavy rainfall above 100 mm at some places
North-Western Intermittent showers at many places; very heavy rainfall above 200 mm at some places (High Risk) Intermittent showers at many places; very heavy rainfall above 200 mm at some places (High Risk)
Southern Showers at several places; above 50mm at some places  Showers at several places; above 50mm at some places
Other Provinces Showers at times in many places; heavy rainfall above 100 mm at some places Intermittent showers at many places; very heavy rainfall above 150 mm at some places (High Risk)

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