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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 19th July 2018, for next three days)

Sea areas around the island

The possibility for increasing wind speed is still high in the sea areas around the island.

Few showers will occur in the sea areas extending from Puttalam to Matara via Colombo and Galle.

Winds will be westerly or south-westerly in direction in the sea areas around the island and wind speed will be 30-40 kmph.

The sea areas extending from Negombo to Kankasanturai via Puttalam andthe sea areas extending from Hambanthota to Pottuvil can be rough at times as the wind speed can increase up to 60 kmph at times.

Other sea areas can be fairly rough at times as the wind speed can increase up to 45-50 kmph at times.

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

Bay of Bengal

The wind speed will be increase up to considerable level in this sea area during next few days too.

Weather:

10N-20N, 85E-100E   : Showers or thundershowers at times.

00-10N, 85E-100E      : Showers or thundershowers at several places.

Other sea areas           : Showers or thundershowers at a few places.

           

Winds:

05N-20N, 80E-100E   : South-westerly / (40-50) kmph; gusting up to 60 kmph at times.

Other sea areas           : South-westerly / (30-40) kmph.

Sea State:

05N-20N, 80E-100E   :Rough, very rough at times.

Other sea areas           : Fairly rough, rough at times

Arabian sea area

The wind speed will be increase to up considerable level in this sea area during next few days too.

Weather:

00-05N, 70E-80E        : Showers or thundershowers at times.

10N-20N, 70E-75E     : Showers or thundershowers at several places.

Other sea areas           : Showers or thundershowers at a few places.

Winds:

10N-20N, 60E-80E     : South-westerly / (40-50) kmph, gusting up to (60-70) kmph at times.

05N-10N, 60E-80E     : South-westerly to Westerly / (30-40) kmph, gusting up to (50-60) kmph at times.

Other sea areas           : South-westerly or Westerly / (20-30) kmph

Sea State:

10N-20N, 60E-80E     : Rough, very rough at times.

05N-10N, 60E-80E     : Fairly rough, rough at times.

Other sea areas           : Moderate to fairly rough.

South Indian sea area

Weather:

00-03S, 80E-100E      : Showers or thundershowers at times.

05S-10S, 65E-85E      : Showers or thundershowers at several places.

Other sea areas            : Showers or thundershowers at a few places.

Winds:

05S-10S, 60E-100E    : South-easterly / (20-30) kmph; gusting up to 40 kmph at times.

Other sea areas           : South-easterly to Southerly / (15-25) kmph.

Sea State:

05S-10S, 60E-100E    : Moderate to fairly rough. 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.      

Duty meteorologist

Department of meteorology