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Fleet Forecast for Area - E

Issued by the National Meteorological Center, Department of Meteorology, Sri Lanka.

Valid period: 2020.12.03/1400UTC to 2020.12.04/0600UTC

Issued at 1200UTC on 2020.12.04

To: CBO Radio/Fisheries/SL Navy/CBO Port/Coast Guard


The Cyclonic Storm ‘Burevi’ over Gulf of Mannar moved westwards and lay centered 9.2°N, 79.3°E at 0900 UTC. It moves across Pamban area during next 3 hours. It would move west-southwestwards and cross south Tamilnadu coast between Pamban and Kanniyakumari during 3rd December night and 4th December early hours.

Synoptic situation: -

Shear line is approximately along: 03N 60E, 04N 70E, 03N 80E, 04N 90E,04N 100E.

ITCZ is approximately along: 07S 60E, 07S 70E, 07S 80E, 07S 90E, 07S 100E.


North of Shear line:

West of 65E: NE’ly to E’ly / (05-15) kts.
In-between 65E and 90E: Cyclonic / (15-25) kts; gusting up to 45 kts in sections 05 and 10.

East of 90E: NE’ly to E’ly / (05-15) kts

In between Shear line and ITCZ:

West of 80E: SW’ly to W’ly / (05-15) kts

In-between 80E and 90E: W’ly to NW’ly / (10-20) kts; gusting up to 30kts in sections 50, 70

East of 90E: W’ly to NW’ly / (05-15) kts.

South of ITCZ:

SE’ly / (10-20) kts, gusting up to 25kts in section 70, 80, 85.

Weather: -

Intermittent showers/T’showers in sections: 05, 70, 75

OCNL showers/T’showers in sections: 10, 50, 65

SCT Showers / T’Showers in sections: 15, 30, 45, 60

ISOL Showers / T’Showers elsewhere.

Seas: -

Very rough or high in section 05, 10

Fairly rough, rough at times in sections 50, 70, 80, 85

Moderate in sections 25, 30, 45

Slight to moderate elsewhere


The next Fleet Forecast will be issued at 0000 UTC 2020.12.04