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WEATHER FORECAST FOR 10 DECEMBER 2022

Issued at 1200 noon on 09 December 2022

 

The Cyclonic Storm “Mandous” over Southwest Bay of Bengal was located 230km east-northeast of Jaffna at 08.30am today (09). This system is very likely to move northwestwards and cross North Tamil-Nadu, Puducherry and South Andhra Pradesh coast over Southwest Bay of Bengal around night hours of 09th December.

Cloudy skies will prevail over most parts of the Island.  

Showers will occur at times in the Sabaragamuwa, Western and Central Provinces and in Galle and Matara districts.

Several spells of showers will occur in the Northern, North-Central and North-Western Provinces.

Strong gusty winds of about (50-60) kmph can be expected at times over the Northern, North-Central, Eastern, Uva & Central provinces and in Hambanthota district.

 

WEATHER FORECAST FOR SEA AREAS AROUND THE ISLAND DURING NEXT 24 HOURS

Issued at 1200 noon on 09 December 2022

 

The Cyclonic Storm “Mandous” over Southwest Bay of Bengal was located 230km east-northeast of Jaffna near latitude 11.1N and longitude 81.5E at 08.30am today (09). This system is very likely to move northwestwards and cross North Tamil-Nadu, Puducherry and South Andhra Pradesh coast over Southwest Bay of Bengal around night hours of 09th December.

 

Under the influence of this system, the deep and shallow sea areas of northern and eastern coast will be very rough to high with very strong gusty winds and heavy rain.

There is a possibility of swell waves increasing up to (2.5 – 3.5) m in the sea areas off the coast extending from Kankasanturai to Batticaloa via Trincomalee and swell waves can increase up to (2.0 – 2.5) m  in the sea areas off the coast extending from Galle to Batticaloa via Hambanthota and Pottuvil .

Naval and fishing communities are advised not to venture into the deep and shallow sea areas off the coast extending from Mannar to Pottuvil via Kankasanturai, Trincomalee & Batticaloa, Southwest Bay of Bengal (07N - 15N, 80E – 86E) and Southern Sea areas (02N - 06N, 78E – 86E), until further notice.

Fishing and naval community are requested to be attentive to future forecasts issued by the Department of Meteorology in this regard.

Condition of Rain:
Showers or thundershowers will occur at times in the sea areas around the island.
Winds:
Winds will be westerly or south-westerly. Wind speed will be (40-50) kmph and gusting up to (60-70) kmph at times over the sea area extending from Kankasanturai to Batticaloa via Trincomalee and over the sea area extending from Colombo to  Hambanthota  via  Galle. Wind speed will be (30-40) kmph and gusting up to (50-60) kmph at times in the other sea areas around the island.
State of Sea:
The sea areas off the coast extending from Kankasanturai to Batticaloa via Trincomalee and over the sea area extending from Colombo to Hambanthota via  Galle will be very rough at times. The other sea areas around the island will be rough at times.

 

GENERAL WEATHER FORECAST FOR NEXT 36 HOURS

Issued at 04.00 p.m. on 09 December2022

The Cyclonic Storm “Mandous” over Southwest Bay of Bengal was located 230km east-northeast of Jaffna at 11.30 a.m. today (09). This system is very likely to move northwestwards and cross North Tamil-Nadu, Puducherry and South Andhra Pradesh coast over Southwest Bay of Bengal around night hours of 09th December.

Under the influence of this system, cloudy skies will prevail over most parts of the Island.  

Showers will occur at times in the Sabaragamuwa, Western and Central Provinces and in Galle and Matara districts.

Several spells of showers will occur in the Northern, North-Central and North-Western Provinces.

Strong gusty winds of about (50-60) kmph can be expected at times over the Northern, North-Central, Eastern, Uva & Central provinces and in Hambanthota district.

 

   Weather Forecast for Main Cities                                                            Date : 10-Dec-2022
City Temperature (0C) Relative Humidity (%) Weather
Max Min Max Min
Anuradhapura 26 21 95 90 Mainly fair
Batticaloa 26 20 95 85 Showers or thundershowers after 4.00p.m
Colombo 27 24 85 65 Showers at times
Galle 27 24 95 60 Showers at times
Jaffna 28 24 85 70 Several spells of showers
Kandy 22 19 95 80 Several spells of showers
Nuwara-Eliya 16 10 85 50 Showers at times
Ratnapura 28 21 95 60 Showers at times
Trincomalee 26 20 95 85 A few showers
Mannar 27 24 80 60 Several spells of showers
           

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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