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2018.12.16

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WEATHER FORECAST FOR 17th DECEMBER 2018

(Issued at 1200 noon on 16th December 2018)

The Cyclonic storm “PHETHAI” over South-West Bay of Bengal is located approximately 460 km northeast of Trincomalee at 08.30am today. The system is very likely to move north-northwestwards and intensify further into a severe cyclonic storm during next 24 hours while moving away from the island. The influence of this system is expected to gradually decrease from tomorrow.

Mainly fair weather can be expected over the island and fairly cold weather can also be expected over the country.

WEATHER FORECAST FOR SEA AREAS AROUND THE ISLAND DURING

NEXT 24 HOURS (Issued at 1200 noon on 16thDecember2018)

The Cyclonic storm “PHETHAI” over South-West Bay of Bengal is located near latitude 11.8N, Longitude 84.0E at 08.30 a.m. on 16th December 2018 approximately 460 km northeast of Trincomalee. The system is very likely to move north-northwestwards and intensify further into a severe cyclonic storm during next 24 hours while moving away from the island. The influence of this system is expected to gradually decrease from tomorrow.

Fishermen are advised not to venture into the shallow and deep sea areas off the coast extending from Batticaloa to Kankasanturai via Trincomalee till 17th December 2018.The fishermen, who are in the warning areas, are advised to move to safer sea areas or return to the coast.

Showers or thundershowers will occur at times in the sea area off coast extending from Batticaloa to Kankasanthurai via Trincomalee. Heavy showers can be expected in the Northern, north eastern and eastern deep sea areas.

Winds will be Northerly to North westerly in the sea areas around the island.

Wind speed will be 50-60 kmph and gusting up to 70 kmph at times over the shallow sea areas off the coast extending from Trincomalee to Kankasanturai.

Wind speed will be 70-80 kmph and gusting up to 90 kmph at times over in the northern, eastern and north eastern deep sea areas to Sri Lanka.

Wind speed will be 30-40 kmph around the other sea areas of the island.

The sea areas to the west of the island can be fairly rough at times as the wind speed can increase up to 50 kmph.

Temporarily strong gusty winds and rough seas can be expected during thundershowers.

WEATHER FORECAST FOR NEXT 36 HOURS

(ISSUED AT 1600 HOURS ON 16th DECEMBER 2018)

The Cyclonic storm “PHETHAI” over South-West Bay of Bengal is located approximately 490 km north-northeast of Trincomalee at 11.30am today. The system is very likely to move north-northwestwards and intensify further into a severe cyclonic storm during next 06 hours while moving away from the island. The influence of this system is expected to gradually decrease from tomorrow.

Mainly fair weather can be expected over the island and fairly cold weather can also be expected over the country.

 

 

   Weather Forecast for Main Cities                                                            Date : 17-Dec-2018
City Temperature (0C) Relative Humidity (%) Weather
Max Min Max Min
Anuradhapura 30 23 95 65 Mainly fair
Batticaloa 27 23 90 75 Mainly fair
Colombo 31 24 90 70 Mainly fair
Galle 29 24 85 65 Mainly fair
Jaffna 28 24 90 75 Mainly fair
Kandy 27 20 95 75 Mainly fair
Nuwara-Eliya 17 11 85 60 Mainly fair
Ratnapura 31 21 90 60 Mainly fair
Trincomalee 27 23 95 75 Mainly fair
Mannar 29 25 85 75 Mainly fair

 

 


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