Following Cyclone Nivar last week, Cyclone Burevi is expected to make landfall late on Wednesday with winds up to 56mph. Tens and thousands of people have had to leave their homes as rainfall of up to 200mm is predicted in some areas, which will lead to flash floods.
The cyclone is likely to damage coastal buildings and power lines and unleash flash floods. The district of Trincomalee is expected to be hit hardest, though Mullaitivu and Jaffna are in the cyclones path.
Schools across the North-East have decided to close until Friday, by thursday the cyclones path will carry it northwest towards the Arabian Sea and southern India.
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