Schools in Northern Province closed for two days
December 2, 2020 12:37 pm
All schools in the Northern Province will remain closed tomorrow (03) and the day after (04), says Governor P.S.M. Charles.
The decision comes as Sri Lanka braces for the adverse weather conditions by Cyclone ‘Burevi’ which is set to make landfall in the island today.
The Department of Meteorology warned that Cyclone ‘Burevi’ is expected to blow across the Eastern Coast of Sri Lanka between 7 pm and 10 pm tonight (December 02).
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 the Gulf of Mannar by tomorrow morning (December 03).
Due to this system Storm surge of about 1-meter height above the astronomical tide is likely to inundate low-lying coastal areas extending from Trincomalee to Kankesanturai and from Pooneryn to Puttalam.
Meanwhile, very strong winds gusting up to 80-100 kmph are expected in the Northern Province and intermittent showers over 200 mm are possible in many parts of the region.