Dec 03, Colombo: Cyclone Burevi is currently leaving Sri Lanka off the coast of Illuppaikadavai in Mannar and will emerge into Gulf of Mannar by noon today, the Meteorology Department said.
This Cyclonic storm with a wind speed of 70-80 kmph gusting up to 90 kmph is very likely to move west-northwestwards and its influence is expected to be gradually reduced during next few hours according to the Meteorology Department.
The center of the cyclonic storm Burevi has crossed north-eastern coast of Sri Lanka between Kuchchaveli and Thiriyayi between 10.30 - 11.30 pm Wednesday (02) night.
The Assistant Director General of the Disaster Management Center, Pradeep Kodippili said the District Disaster Management Committee has not reported any serious damage due to the cyclone.
He said that several incidents such as falling trees and flooding have been reported from Mullaitivu, Vavuniya and Mannar areas and disaster relief teams have already been deployed in those areas.
As the cyclone moves away showers or thundershowers will occur in the Northern, North-western and North-central provinces. Very heavy rainfall above 150 mm can be expected at some places. Showers will occur at times in the Western and Sabaragamuwa provinces and in Galle and Matara districts, the Meteorology Department said.
Naval and fishing communities are still advised not to venture into the deep and shallow-sea areas off the coast extending from Colombo to Trincomalee via Mannar and Kankasanthurai until tomorrow morning. Fishermen in other sea areas are advised to be vigilant.