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2018-09-20

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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 21st September 2018, for next three days)

Sea areas around the island

Showers or thundershowers will occur at times in the sea areas extending from Puttalam to Hambnathota via Colombo and Galle.

Winds will be south-westerly in direction in the sea area around the island. Wind speed will be 30-40 kmph.

The sea area extending from Hambantota to Batticaloa via Pottuvil can be rough at times as the wind speed can increase up to 60-65 kmph at times.

The wind speed can increase up to 50 kmph at times in the sea area extending from Mannar to Kankasanturai.

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

Bay of Bengal

Weather:

14N-20N, 80E-95E      : Showers or thundershowers at times.

00-10N,80E-90E         : Showers or thundershowers at several places.

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

           

Winds:

10N-20N, 80E-92E      : South-westerly to Southerly/ (40-60) kmph, gusting up to (70-80) kmph.

04N-10N, 80E-90E      : South-westerly / (30-50) kmph; gusting up to (60-70) kmph.

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

Sea State:

10N-20N, 80E-92E      : Rough to very rough, high at times.

04N-10N, 80E-90E       : Fairly rough to rough, very rough at times.

Other sea areas            : Slight to Moderate.

Arabian sea area

Weather:

00-10N, 60E-80E        : Showers or thundershowers at times.

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

Winds:

03N-10N, 75E-80E      : Westerly to South-westerly / (25-35) kmph; gusting up to (40-50) kmph

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

Sea State:

03N-10N, 75E-80E      : Moderate to fairly rough, rough at times.

Other sea areas                         : Slight to Moderate.

                   

South Indian sea area

Weather:

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

00-10S, 90E-100E       : Showers or thundershowers at several places.

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

                 

Winds:

05S-10S, 60E-100E     : South-easterly/ (30-40) kmph; gusting up to 50 kmph.

Other sea areas                         : South-easterly/ (20-30) kmph.

 

Sea State:

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

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