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Cyclonic storm moving away from SL but some areas affected

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Though the cyclonic storm which had originated from the Southwest Bay of Bengal is moving away from Sri Lanka, it had caused damages in the Northern province, Disaster Management Center (DMC) said.   

Adverse weather has affected 227 people belonging to 75 families in the Jaffna, Mullaitivu and Kilinochchi Districts and damaged seven houses.   

Accordingly, showers or thundershowers will occur at times in Northern and North-central provinces and in Trincomalee and Batticaloa districts. Fairly heavy showers above 75 mm are likely at some places. In addition cloudy skies can be expected over the Northern, North-central and Eastern provinces.   

“A Deep Depression over the Southwest Bay of Bengal located near latitude 11.2°N and longitude 82.7°E, at 2330hrs of 02 December and about 330 km northeast of Jaffna. It will develop into a Cyclonic storm during the next 12 hours. The system is moving away from the island near the northern coast of Sri Lanka, towards North Tamil Nadu coast of India by December 04, 2023. Thereafter, it would move northwards as a Cyclonic Storm and cross South Andhra Pradesh coasts December 05, 2023,” the Met Department said.   

Fisher folks were advised to keep away from the sea.   Minor flood alert was issued in Horowpothana as water levels of Yan Oya was rising.