Naval, fishing communities urged not to venture into sea until next week

Naval, fishing communities urged not to venture into sea until next week

September 18, 2020   11:38 am

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UPDATE (12 Noon): Wind speed can increase up to (60-70) kmph in the deep and shallow sea areas off the coasts extending from Batticaloa to Colombo via Trincomalee, Kankesanturai and Puttalam and in the sea area extending from Galle to Pottuvil via Hambantota.

These sea areas can be rough or very rough at times, the Department of Meteorology said issuing an advisory this afternoon (18).

Wind speed can increase up to (50-60) kmph in the deep and shallow sea areas off the coasts extending from Colombo to Galle. These sea areas can be fairly rough or rough at times.

There is a possibility that near shore sea areas off the coast extending from Kalpitiya to Pottuvil via Colombo, Galle and Hambantota may experience surges due to the effect of swell waves, having 2.5 – 3.0 m height.

Fishing and naval communities are requested to be vigilant in this regard.


The Department of Meteorology has warned of a possible formation of a low-pressure area over the Northeast Bay of Bengal around the 20th of September.

Strong or gusty winds, heavy rainfall and rough or very rough seas can be expected over Central, Northeast and Eastern Bay of Bengal Sea areas (06N-16N, 83E-96E) during the next few days from today (18).

Navel and fishing communities have been advised not to venture into the aforementioned deep sea of Bay of Bengal from 19th September until next Tuesday (22).

The Meteorology Department has urged those who are in deep-sea to reach safer area.

Naval and fishing communities have been requested to be vigilant in this regard.

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