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 strom 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.
Intemittent 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.
The cyclonic storm ‘ BUREVI’ over the south-west Bay of Bengal, lay centered nearlatitude 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 80-90 kmph gusting up to 100 kmph is very likely to move nearly westwards thereafter, emerge into Gulf of Mannar by tomorrow morning (December 03).
As such, intemittent showers/thundershowers, strong or very strong gusty winds and rough or very rough seas can be expected in the sea areas in between 05N-12N, 77E-90E during next few days.
Naval and fishing communities are advised not to venture into the deep ans shallow-sea areas over the island until further notice.
Fishing and naval community are requested to be attentive about future bulletins issued by the Department of Meteorology in next few days.
Condition of Rain: Intermittent showers or thundershowers will occur in the deep and shallow sea areas extending from Puttalam to Pottuvil via Mannar, Kankasanthurai, Trincomalee and Batticaloa.Very heavy showers can be expected some places in the above sea areas. Showers will occur at times elsewhere.
Winds: Winds will be north-easterly to north-westerly in the sea areas extending from Galle to Batticaloa via Manna and Trincomalee, wind speed will be (50-60) kmph and wind speed can increase up to (80-95) kmph at times over these sea areas.
Winds will be south-easterly to south-westerly in the other sea areas around the island and the wind speed will be (40-50) kmph and can increase up to (60-70)kmph at times.
State of Sea: The sea areas extending from Mannar to Pottuvil via Kankasanthurai and Trincomalee can be very rough or high at times. The other sea areas can berough or very rough at times.
There is a possibility that near shore sea areas off the coast extending from Trincomalee to Kankasanthurai and in Pooneryn to Puttalam may experience surges due to the effect of swell waves, having (2.0-3.0) m height. – Meteo
Department of Meteorology warns of damages to property, utility structures, and sea vessels, flash floods, and seawater inundation in low lying areas near the coast.
– Naval and fishing communities are warned not to venture to the sea areas around the island until further notice.
– Those who are out at the aforementioned sea regions are advised to return to coasts or moved safer areas as soon as possible.
– Coastal hutment dwellers are advised to move to safer places. Other people in the affected areas to remain indoors.
– Beware of fallen trees and power lines.
– Avoid using wired telephones and connected electric appliances during thunderstorms.
– General public is requested to be vigilant regarding impending extreme weather situations.
– For emergency assistance contact the local disaster management authorities.
– Requested to be attentive about future advisories issued by the Department of Meteorology in this regard.