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WEATHER FORECAST FOR 01 FEBRUARY 2023

Issued at 05.30 a.m. on 01 February 2023

 

The depression over the Southwest Bay of Bengal, lay centered near 8.4°N and 82.9°E, about 180km of east of Trincomalee yesterday night. It is likely to move west-Southwest ward and reach east coast of Sri Lanka on 01st February 2023 (today) morning.

Cloudy sky will prevail over most parts of the island and Showers or thundershowers will occur at times.

Very heavy showers about 150mm are likely at some places in Northern, North-central, North-western and Eastern provinces.

Strong winds about (50-60) kmph can be expected at times over the Northern, North-central, Eastern, North-western and Central provinces and strong winds about (40-50) kmph can be expected elsewhere.

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

 

WEATHER FORECAST FOR SEA AREAS AROUND THE ISLAND DURING NEXT 24 HOURS

Issued at 05.30 a.m. on 01 February 2023

 

The depression over the Southwest Bay of Bengal, lay centered near 8.4°N and 82.9°E, about 180km of east of Trincomalee yesterday night. It is likely to move west-Southwest ward and reach east coast of Sri Lanka on 01st February 2023 (today) morning.

It is advised not to venture into fishing and naval activities in the sea areas around the Island.

For Southeast Bay of Bengal and South-West Bay of Bengal:

Wind speeds will be (30-50) kmph and can increase up to (60-70) kmph in sea areas between

(05N - 12 N) and between (78E – 88E). Heavy showers or thundershowers and very rough or rough seas can also be expected in above sea areas. Therefore, naval and fishing communities are advised not to venture into the above-mentioned sea area till 02nd February.

Fishing and naval community are requested to be attentive to future forecasts issued by the Department of Meteorology in this regard.

Condition of Rain:
Showers or thundershowers will occur at times in the sea areas around the Island.
Winds:
Winds will be north-easterly and wind speed will be (30-40) kmph. Wind speed may increase up to (55-60) kmph at times off the coast extending fromPottuvil to Puttalam via Batticaloa, Trincomalee, Kankasanthurai and Mannar.
State of Sea:

The sea areas will be rough and very rough at times with the swell waves (about 2.5 – 3.0 m height) off the coast extending fromPottuvil to Mannar via Batticaloa, Trincomalee and Kankasanthurai. Other sea areas around the island will be fairly rough.

Temporarily strong gusty winds and very rough seas can be expected during thundershowers.

 

 

 

 

GENERAL WEATHER FORECAST FOR NEXT 36 HOURS

Issued at 04.00 p.m. on 31 January 2023

The depression over the Southeast and adjoining Southwest Bay of Bengal lay centered at morning hours of the 31st January, 2023 over Southwest Bay of Bengal latitude near 8.6°N and longitude 84.9°E, about 290 km east of Trincomalee It is very likely to move nearly westwards till evening of today, the 31st January. Thereafter, it is likely to recurve gradually west-southwestwards and cross Sri Lanka coast between latitude 7°N to 8°N during forenoon of 01st February 2023.

Cloudy sky will prevail over most parts of the island and Showers or thundershowers will occur at times.

Very heavy showers about 150mm are likely at some places in Northern, North-central, North-western and Eastern provinces. Heavy showers above 100mm are likely at some places elsewhere.

Strong winds about (50-60) kmph can be expected at times over the northern, North-central, Eastern, North-western and Central provinces and strong winds about (40-50) kmph can be expected elsewhere.

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

 

   Weather Forecast for Main Cities                                                             Date : 1-Feb-2023
City Temperature (0C) Relative Humidity (%) Weather
Max Min Max Min
Anuradhapura 27 23 95 70 Showers or thundershowers at times
Batticaloa 27 23 95 75 Showers or thundershowers at times
Colombo 29 24 90 65 Showers or thundershowers at times
Galle 27 23 90 75 Showers or thundershowers at times
Jaffna 26 24 95 75 Showers or thundershowers at times
Kandy 26 21 95 60 Showers or thundershowers at times
Nuwara-Eliya 16 12 95 80 Showers or thundershowers at times
Ratnapura 27 22 95 65 Showers or thundershowers at times
Trincomalee 27 24 95 80 Showers or thundershowers at times
Mannar 26 24 95 80 Showers or thundershowers at times

 

 

 

 

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