WEATHER FORECAST FOR SEA AREAS AROUND THE ISLAND DURING
NEXT 24 HOURS (Issued at 1200 noon on 19 August 2019)
Showers or thundershowers will occur in the sea area extending from Puttalam to Hambantota via Colombo and Galle. Fairly heavy showers can be expected at some places.
Showers or thundershowers will occur in the sea area extending from Mannar to Mullaitivu via Kankasanturai.
Showers or thundershowers may occur at few places in the other sea areas around the island in the evening or night.
Winds will be South-westerly and speed will be (30-40) kmph in the sea areas around the island.
The sea area extending from Hambantota to Pottuvil can be very rough at times as the wind speed can increase up to (60-65) kmph at times and the sea area extending from Puttalam to Trincomalee via Mannar and Kankasanturaican be rough at times as the wind speed can increase up to 60 kmph at times.
Temporarily strong gusty winds and rough seas can be expected during thundershowers.
Naval and fishing communities are requested to be vigilant in this regard