Fleet Forecast for Area-E
Issued by the National Meteorological Center, Department of Meteorology, Sri Lanka.
Valid period: 2021.03.05/1400UTC to 2021.03.06/0600UTC
Issued at 1200UTC on 2021.03.05
To: CBO Radio/Fisheries/SL Navy/CBO Port/Coast Guard
Synoptic situation: -
Shear line is approximately along: 04S 60E, 03S 70E, 02S 80E, 01N 90E, 01N 100E
ITCZ is approximately along: 12S 60E, 13S 70E, 09S 80E, 10S 90E, 14S 100E
North of Shear line:
West of 65E: E'ly to NE'ly / (05-20) kts.
In between 65E & 75E: E'ly /(05-15) kts; gusting up to (20-25) kts in sections 05 and 10.
East of 75E: NE’ly to E'ly/ (05-15) kts
In-between Shear line and ITCZ:
West of 78E: NW'ly to W'ly/ (10-20) kts; gusting up to 25 kts in section 60, 65 and 80.
East of 78E: SW’ly to NW’ly or NW'ly/ (10-20) kts; gusting up to 25 kts in sections 70 and 75.
South of ITCZ:
West of 80E: Clockwise/ (10-25) kts; gusting up to 35 kts in section 80.
East of 80E: Clockwise/ (10-20) kts, gusting up to 25 kts in section 85.
OCNL Showers/T'Showers in sections: 30,35,55,80
SCT Showers / T’Showers in sections: 10,15,25,40,45,50,75,85
ISOL showers/T'showers in sections: 60,70,
mainly fair weather elsewhere.
Rough to very rough over section 80.
Moderate to fairly rough in sections 60, 65, 70, 75 and 85.
Moderate, fairly rough at times in section 05, 10 and 30.
Moderate over section 15
Slight to moderate elsewhere.
**Seas can be temporarily very rough at times during thundershowers.
The next Fleet Forecast will be issued at 0000 UTC 2021.03.06