Naval, fishing communities cautioned of rough seas during thundershowers
May 30, 2020 07:34 am
South-west monsoon condition is gradually establishing over the country. Showers will occur at several places in Western, Sabaragamuwa, Central, North-Western and southern provinces.
Fairly heavy rainfalls above 50 mm can be expected at some places in Kalutara, Galle, Matara, Rathnapura, Kegalle and Nuwara-Eliya districts.
Showers or thundershowers may occur at several places in Eastern and Uva provinces and in Polonnaruwa district after 02.00 p.m.
Wind speed can be increased up to 40 kmph at times over the island.
The general public is requested to take adequate precautions to minimize damages caused by lightning activity and localized strong winds during thundershowers.
Showers or thundershowers will occur at times in the deep and shallow sea areas extending from Puttalam to Batticaloa via Colombo, Galle and Hambantota.
Winds will be South-westerly and wind speed will be (30-40) kmph in the sea areas around the island.
Wind speed can increase up to (50-55) kmph at times in the deep and shallow sea areas off the coast extending from Puttalam to Mullaitivu via Kankesanturai and Mannar and in Galle to Batticaloa via Hambantota.
The deep and shallow sea areas off the coast extending from Galle to Batticaloa via Hambantota and from Puttalam to Mullaitivu via Mannar and Kankesanturai can be rough at times. The other sea areas around the island can be fairly rough at times.
Temporarily strong gusty winds (up to 70-80 kmph) and very rough seas can be expected during thundershowers.
Swell waves may experience, 2.0 – 2.5 m height at times in the sea areas off the coast extending from Mannar to Pottuvil via Colombo, Galle and Hambantota.
Naval and fishing communities are requested to be vigilant in this regard.