WEATHER FORECAST FOR SEA AREAS AROUND THE ISLAND DURING

NEXT 24 HOURS (Issued at 1200 noon on 29th May 2017)

The Cyclonic storm ‘MORA’ in the east central Bay of Bengal is moving away from the island and expected to make land fall tomorrow across the Bangladesh coast. Under it’s influence cloudy skies, showery and windy conditions are expected over the sea areas around the island.

Showers or thundershowers will occur at times in the sea area off the coast extending from Puttalam to Hambanthota via Colombo and Galle.

Showers or thundershowers may occur atseveral places in other sea areas.

Winds will be south-westerly in direction and speed will be 40-50 kmph.

The sea area off the coast extending from Puttalam to Trincomalee via Kankasanturai and sea area off the coast extending from Galle to Batticaloa via Hambantota can be very rough at times as the wind speed can increase up to 70-80 kmph at times.

The other sea areas around the island can be rough at times as the wind speed can increase up to 60-70 kmph at times.

Naval and fishing communities are requested to be vigilant in this regards.