Cyclone Burevi to Cross Sri Lanka on Wednesday : Extreme rainfall & Very strong gutsy wind expected

December 1, 2020 at 2:18 PM

WEATHER FORECAST FOR 02nd DECEMBER 2020 : Issued at 12.00 noon on 01st December 2020 

The deep depression is expected to intensify futher in to a cyclonic strom and very likely to cross Sri Lanka. Due to this situation the rainy and windy condition is expected to enhance  considerably over the island.

The depression area in the south-east Bay of Bengal has concentrated into a deep depression and lay centered 500 km southeast to Trincomalee at 1130 hrs today (01st December). The system is very likely to intensify into a cyclonic storm during the next 24 hours.

The system is very likely to move west-northwestwards and cross eastern coast of Sri Lanka between Batticaloa and Point-Pedro around tomorrow (02nd December) evening/night.

Intemittent showers/thundershowers will occur in the Eastern, Northern, Northern-central,   North-western,Central and Sabaragamuwa provinces.

Very heavy rainfall above 200mm can be expected at some places. Showers or thundershowers at times will occur elsewhere. Heavy rainfall above 100mm can be expected at some places.

Very strong gusty winds (80-90) kmph can be expected in Northern, North-Central, Eastern, North-Western, Western, Central and Sabaragamuwa provinces.

Strong gusty winds (60-70) kmph can be expected elsewhere.

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