Overall Orange alert Tropical Cyclone for BUREVI-20
in India, Sri Lanka

Event summary

Tropical Cyclone BUREVI-20 can have a medium humanitarian impact based on the maximum sustained wind speed, exposed population and vulnerability.

GDACS ID TC 1000748
Name BUREVI-20
Glide number: TC-2020-000233-IND
From - To 01 Dec - 04 Dec
Exposed countries India, Sri Lanka
Exposed population No people in Category 1 or higher
Maximum wind speed 83 km/h, Tropical storm
Maximum storm surge 1 m (03 Dec 11:00 UTC)
Vulnerability High (India)

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+ Wind Storm surge Rainfall GDACS score
GDACS 83 km/h 1 m n.a. 1.5
Single TC: maximum expected impact (wind, storm surge, rainfall)
HWRF 104 km/h 0.8 m 918 mm 0.5
GFS 86 km/h 0.9 m 813 mm 0.5
ECMWF 86 km/h 1.2 m 760 mm 0.5
Beta Version - All weather systems in the area: maximum expected impact (wind, storm surge, rainfall)
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India, Sri Lanka - Tropical Cyclone BUREVI update (ECHO 04 Dec 2020)Fri, 04 Dec 2020 02:00

  • Tropical storm BUREVI entered the Palk Strait and is moving towards south-eastern Peninsular India. It is expected to make landfall in the morning of 4 December over Pamban Island and after over Ramanathapuram District (Tamil Nadu). Afterwards, it is forecast to downgrade to a tropical depression, as it moves west over southern Tamil Nadu and Kerala States.
  • Heavy rainfall is affecting several districts of Tamil Nadu, causing floods. At least 2,891 relief camps were opened, as evacuations of residents continue. The water level of Wellington Dam in Tamil Nadu has reached above the highest flood level, as reported by media. 
  • In Sri Lanka, the passage of BUREVI caused flooding in several areas. According to media, one person is missing and more than 150 houses were damaged. About 10,336 people have been displaced to emergency accommodation across the northern, and eastern Provinces.
  • Red alerts for heavy rainfall have been issued for Tamil Nadu and Puducherry for 4 December. Moderate rainfall is expected over northern, and central Sri Lanka on 4-5 December.
Sri Lanka, India - Tropical cyclone BUREVI-update (ECHO 03 Dec 2020)Thu, 03 Dec 2020 02:00

  • On 2 December, tropical storm BURAVI made landfall over the northern tip of Sri Lanka with maximum sustained wind up to 74 km/h. It is forecast to weaken as it moves north-west over northern Sri Lanka.
  • BURAVI is expected to make landfall over south-eastern India in the evening of 3 December, close to Ramnad Town (Tamil Nadu State), with maximum sustained wind up to 74 km/h. 
  • More than 6,000 people have been evacuated to safety centers in Sri Lanka. Some flash flooding has been reported in the Districts of Killinochchi and Jaffna.
  • Heavy rainfall, strong wind and storm surge are forecast for northern Sri Lanka, southern Tamil Nadu, and southern Kerala on 3-4 December.
 
Sri Lanka, India - Tropical Cyclone BUREVI (ECHO 02 Dec 2020)Wed, 02 Dec 2020 02:00

  • Tropical cyclone BUREVI formed over the southern Bay of Bengal and moved north-west towards northern Sri Lanka. On 2 December, its centre was located approximately 240 km east of Trincomalee City (north-east coast of Sri Lanka) with maximum sustained wind of 83 km/h (tropical storm).
  • BUREVI is forecast to strengthen as it moves north-west, making landfall over the northern tip of Sri Lanka in the early morning of 3 December. After that, it is expected to enter the Gulf of Mannar and reach the southern coast of Tamil Nadu State (south-east India) in the morning of 4 November.
  • Southeastern India has already been affected by the passage of Tropical cyclone NIVAR on 25-26 December, where 9 people died in Tamil Nadu, Puducherry and Andhra Pradesh. Preventive evacuations are ongoing in Sri Lanka ahead of BUREVI.
  • On 2-3 December, heavy rainfall and strong winds are forecast over central and northern Sri Lanka and heavy to locally very heavy rainfall are expected over southern Tamil Nadu and Kerala (India) from 2 December.
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Heavy rainfall brings flooding and disruption to JaffnaMon, 07 Dec 2020 04:41:00 +0100.

As Cyclone Burevi continues to ravage coastal areas of the North-East and Tamil Nadu, a torrential rainfall yesterday deluged the city of Jaffna, blocking movement and causing severe damages to residential areas and businesses. A great numb
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Heavy rainfall brings flooding and disruption in JaffnaSun, 06 Dec 2020 16:28:00 +0100.

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