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WEATHER FORECAST FOR MULTIDAY BOATS

For the sea areas in between 20N - 10S and 60E-100E

(Issued at 07.00 a.m. on 20th January 2019, for next three days)

 

Sea areas around the island

 

Showers or thundershowers may occur at few places inthe deep sea area off the coast extending from Galle to Potuvil via Hambantota. Mainly fair weather will prevail in the other sea areas around the island.

Winds will be North-easterly and wind speed will be 30-40 kmph in the sea areas around the island.

The sea areas off the coast extending from Mannar to Balapitiya via Puttalam and Colombo and the sea area off the coast extending from Matara to Pottuvil via Hambantota can be fairly rough at times as the wind speed can increase up to 50-55 kmph at times.

 

 

Naval and fishing communities are requested to be vigilant in this regards.

 

 

Bay of Bengal

 

Weather:

 

00-04N, 80E-88E                      : Showers or thundershowers at times

00-07N, 88E-90E                    : Showers or thundershowers at several places

04N-08N, 80E-90E                 : Showers or thundershowers at few places

Other sea areas                     : Mainly fair weather.

Winds:

 

00-04N, 82E-90E                   : Anticlockwise / (30-40) kmph, gusting up to 50 kmph.

02N-05N, 90E-98E                  : Anticlockwise / (30-40) kmph

Other sea areas                   : North-easterly / (30-40) kmph, gusting up to 50 kmph.

 

 

Sea State:

 

00-17N, 80E-95E                   : Moderate to fairly rough; rough at times.

Other sea areas                   : Moderate.

 

 

 

Arabian sea area

 

 

 

Weather:

00-08N, 70E-80E                     : Showers or thundershowers at few places.

00-05N, 60E-70E                     : Showers or thundershowers at few places.

Other sea areas                      : Mainly fair weather.

                      

Winds:

05N-10N, 76E-80E                 : North-easterly / (30-40) kmph, gusting up to (50-55) kmph.

Other sea areas                      : North-easterly / (25-35) kmph.

 

Sea State:

05N-10N, 76E-80E                   :Moderate, fairly rough at times.

Other sea areas                       : Moderate.

 

South Indian sea area

 

 

Weather:

00-08S, 70E-80E                     : Showers or thundershowers

00-05S, 80E-100E                   : Showers or thundershowers at several places.

00-05S, 60E-70E                         : Showers or thundershowers at a few places.    

Other sea areas                       : Mainly fair weather

Winds:

00-10S, 75E-100E                    : Westerly / (20-40) kmph

Other sea areas                      : North-westerly or Variable / (10-20) kmph.

 

 

Sea State:

 

00-10S, 75E-100E                   : Slight.to Moderate

Other sea areas                     : Slight.

**Temporarily strong gusty winds and rough seas can be expected in the sea areas during thundershowers.