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Cyclonic storm ‘Nada’ edges towards Jaffna

The cyclonic storm ‘Nada’, currently located 400km east of Mullativu is expected to move Northwestward closer to Jaffna peninsula, with wind speed up to 70-80kmph.

People have been warned to be cautious of possible high tides of up to 3m along the Mannar - Kankasanthurai - Trincomalee - Batticaloa coast.

The Meteorological Department earlier today warned of a deep depression in the southwest Bay of Bengal, likely to intensify into a cyclonic storm during next 12hrs.

The storm, named ‘Nada’ is likely cross the North Tamil Nadu coast on midnight on December 1, the Met. Department said.

It said very strong winds and heavy showers can be expected in the Northern, Eastern and North-central provinces of Sri Lanka as a result of the storm, until December 2.