FF-47
FLEET FORECAST
Fleet Forecast for Area - E

Issued by the National Meteorological Center, Department of Meteorology Sri Lanka.
Valid period: 2021.10.24/0600UTC to 2021.10.24/1400UTC
Issued at 0000UTC on 2021.10.24
To: CBO Radio/Fisheries/SL Navy/CBO Port/Coast Guard

Synoptic situation:-

ITCZ is approximately along: xx 60E, 02N 70E, 04N 80E, 05N 90E, 03N 100E
Shear line is approximately along: 07S 60E, 06S 70E, 07S 80E, 05S 90E, 03S 100E

North of ITCZ
West of 77E : NW'ly to W'ly/(05-15) kts.
In between 77E and 85E : SW'ly to W'ly /(10-20) kts.
East of 85E : NW'ly or Variable /(05-10) kts.

In between ITCZ and Shear Line
West of 78E : SW'ly to W'ly/(10-15) kts.
In between 78E and 90E : NW'ly /(10-15) kts; gusting upto 20 kts in sections 30 and 50.
East of 90E : W'ly or Variable /(05-10) kts.

South of Shear line
West of 80E : SE'ly /(15-20) kts;gusting upto 25 kts in sections 65 and 80.
East of 80E : SE'ly to E'ly /(15-20) kts; gusting upto (25-30) kts in sections 70,75 and 85.

Weather:
OCNL Showers / T’Showers in sections : 30, 35, 55 and 85.
SCT Showers / T’Showers in sections :05, 15, 25, 65 and 75.
IOSL Showers / T’Showers in sections :10, 40, 45, 60 and 70.
Mainly fair elsewhere.

Seas:
Fairly rough, rough at times in sections : 80 and 85.
Moderate, fairly rough at times in sections : 60,65,70 and 75.
Moderate in sections : 10, 30 and 50.
Slight to Moderate elsewhere.


**Seas can be temporarily very rough at times, during thundershowers.

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The next Fleet Forecast will be issued at 1200 UTC, 2021.10.24