Cyclone Burevi – The Cyclone is now 140 km away from East Coast

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The cyclonic storm ‘ BUREVI’ over the south-west Bay of Bengal, is now 140 km east-southeast of Trincomalee at 1130 hrs today (02nd December), said the Met Department issuing a warning.

The system is very likely to move west-northwestwards and cross the north-eastern coast of Sri Lanka between Trincomalee and Point-Pedro, close to Mullaithivu tonight from 7.00 p.m-10.00 p.m.

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).

Due to this system, the storm surge of about 1-meter height above the astronomical tide is likely to inundate low-lying coastal areas extending from Trincomalee to Kankasanthurai and in Pooneryn to Puttalam.