Cyclone Nada: Coastal residents from Mannar to Trinco cautioned
November 30, 2016 07:20 pm
The sea area off the coast extending from Mannar to Trincomalee via Kankasanturai will be very rough and dangerous, the Meteorology Department said while also requesting people living in the said coastal areas to be more vigilant as sea waves could rise to about 3 meters.
Due to the active cloudiness in the deep sea areas off the coast extending from Kankasanturai to Batticaloa via Trincomalee, sudden roughness of the sea areas associated with sudden increase of wind speed (up to 70-80kmph) is possible.
Naval and fishing communities are requested to be vigilant in this regards, the department said.
The deep depression in the South-west Bay of Bengal has developed into a cyclonic storm “NADA” now located around 400km to the east of Mullaitivu coast and it is expected to move north-westward closer to the Jaffna peninsula.
It is likely cross North Tamil Nadu coast on December 01 midnight, the Met Department said in a severe weather warning issued this evening (30).
Under the influence of the above system very strong winds and heavy showers are expected in the Northern, Eastern and North-central provinces and in the deep and shallow sea areas off the Northern and Eastern coast of Sri Lanka until December 02, it said.