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02 Dec 2020 | 12:23 AM UTC

Sri Lanka: Authorities issue Typhoon warning due to Tropical Cyclone Burevi on December 2

Authorities issue Typhoon warning as Tropical Cyclone Burevi approaches December 2; monitor weather updates

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Event

Sri Lankan authorities issued a typhoon warning on Wednesday, December 2, as Tropical Cyclone Burevi approaches the country. As of 05:30 (local time) Burevi was located over South-West Bay of Bengal 240 km (149 miles) away from Trincomalee (Sri Lanka) and was recording maximum sustained winds of 72 kph (45 mph). Cyclone Burevi is expected to intensify through the course of Wednesday and cross the Sri Lanka coast close to Trincomalee

Storm conditions are likely to cause wind damage, flooding, and landslides in northeastern Sri Lanka from Wednesday along with associated disruptions to transport, businesses, and utilities.

Advice

Those present in Sri Lanka, notably along the coast are advised to keep abreast of the situation, confirm road conditions before heading out, avoid areas directly hit by flooding, and adhere to any orders issued by the local authorities or their home governments.

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