Showers expected in several areas

Showers expected in several areas

November 30, 2020   08:28 am

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The low-pressure area in the south-east Bay of Bengal is likely to intensify into a depression during the next 24 hours and likely to intensify further, the Department of Meteorology said.

This is likely to move nearly west-northwestwards to the north coast of Sri Lanka, it added. It will affect the weather over the island and surrounding sea areas during the next few days.

Several spells of showers will occur at several places in Northern, North-Central, Eastern, and Uva provinces.

Showers or thundershowers will occur in Western, Central, and Sabaragamuwa provinces and in Galle and Matara districts after 2.00 pm. Fairly heavy falls about 50 mm are likely at some places.

Fairly strong gusty winds 30-40 kmph can be expected in Northern, North-Central, Eastern, and North-Western provinces.

The general public is kindly requested to take adequate precautions to minimize damages caused by temporary localized strong winds and lightning during thundershowers.

SEA AREAS

The low-pressure area in the south-east Bay of Bengal will affect the weather over the island and surrounding sea areas during the next few days.

Naval and fishing communities are advised not to venture into the deep sea areas to the east coast of the island (5N-12N, 85E-95E) until further notice.

The fishing and naval communities are requested to be vigilant and attentive about future bulletins issued by the Department of Meteorology in the next few days.

Showers or thundershowers will occur at several places in the deep sea areas extending from Kankesanturai to Pottuvil via Trincomalee and Batticaloa.

Winds will be north-easterly in the sea areas around the island and the wind speed will be 25-40 kmph. The wind speed can increase up to 50-60 kmph at times over the deep-sea area extending from Kankesanturai to Hambantota via Trincomalee via Pottuvil.

The sea areas around the island will be slight to moderate. The deep-sea areas extending from Kankesanturai to Pottuvil via Trincomalee can be fairly rough or rough at times.

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