WEATHER FORECAST FOR SEA AREAS AROUND THE ISLAND DURING
NEXT 24 HOURS (Issued at 1200 Noon on 08th December 2013)
The tropical cyclone “MADI” in the Bay of Bengal is located about 500km to the North-east of Jaffna. It is slowly moving away from Sri Lanka. Under the influence of the system windy conditions are expected to continue over the sea areas around the island.
There will be intermittent showers or thundershowers in the deep sea areas off the coast extending from Jaffna to Potuwill via Batticaloa.
Winds will be North-westerly and speed will be 30-50 kmph. The winds over the deep sea area off the coast extending from Jaffna to Pottuvil via Batticaloa will be strengthening up to 80kmph at times.
The shallow sea areas around the Island will be not rough.
The deep sea areas off the coast extending from Jaffna to Pottuvil via Batticaloa will be very rough and dangerous.