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ADVISORY

22.05.2018

WEATHER FORECAST FOR MULTIDAY BOATS

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

(Issued at 07.00 a.m. on 24th May 2018, for next three days)

Sea areas around the island

Windy and showery conditions are expected to enhance in the Western and southern sea areas from today.

Showers or thundershowers will occur at times in the sea areas around the island.

Heavy showers can be expected at some places, particularly in the sea area extending from Kankasanturai to Mathara via Mannar, Colombo and Galle.

Winds will be Westerly to South-westerly in direction in the sea areas around the island and wind speed will be 30-40 kmph.

Sea area extending from Mannar to Potuvil via Puttalam, Colombo, Galle and Hambantota can be rough or very rough at times as the wind speed can increase up to 60-70 kmph at times.

Temporarily very strong gusty winds (up to 70-80 kmph)and rough seas can be expected during thundershowers.

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

Bay of Bengal

There is a possibility to develop a low pressure system between 07N-15N, 80E-85E in next few days.

Weather:

05N-15N, 90E-100E   : Showers or thundershowers at times

Other sea areas           : Showers or thundershowers at several places

Winds:

00-10N, 80E-95E      : South-westerly / (20-40) kmph, gusting up to 60kmph

00-05N, 95E-100E      : South-westerly to south-easterly/ (10-30) kmph

Other sea areas         : Southerly to south-westerly / (20-40) kmph

Sea State:

00-12N, 80E-90E       : Fairly rough to rough

12N-20N, 80E-90E     : Slight to Moderate

Other sea areas           : Moderate

Arabian sea area

The cyclonic storm, “MEKUNU” is now located in between 10N-18N, 50E-60E and moving northwards.

Weather:

00-10N, 70E-80E        : Showers or thundershowers at times

00-15N, 60E-70E and 10N-12N, 70E-80E: Showers or thundershowers at several places

Other sea areas           : Showers or thundershowers at few places

Winds:

00N-10N, 70E-80E     : Westerly to South-westerly / (20-40) kmph, gusting up to 60kmph

00N-20N, 60E-65E     : South-westerly to Southerly / (30-40) kmph, gusting up to 60kmph

Other sea areas           : South-westerly to north-westerly / (20-40) kmph

Sea State:

05N-20N, 60E-70E     : Fairly rough to rough

00-10N, 70E-80E        : Fairly rough, rough at times

Other sea areas           : Moderate

South Indian sea area

Weather:

00-10S, 80E-100E      : Showers or thundershowers at times

Other sea areas           : Showers or thundershowers at several places

Winds:

00-10S, 80E-90E        : Clockwise / (20-30) kmph

10S-20S, 60E-100E    : South-Easterly / (30-40) kmph; gusting up to 60kmph

Other sea areas           : South-Easterly / (20-40) kmph;

Sea State:

10S-20S, 60E-100E    : Fairly rough to rough

00-10S, 60E-80E       : Moderate, fairly rough at times

Other sea areas            : Slight to moderate

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