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WEATHER FORECAST FOR MULTIDAY BOATS

For the sea areas in between 20N - 10S and 60E-100E

(Issued at 07.00 a.m. on 23rd September 2018, for next three days)

Sea areas around the island

Showers or thundershowers will occur at several places in the sea areas extending from Puttalam to Matara via Colombo and Galle and the sea areas extending from Batticaloa to Mulaithivu.

Winds will be south-westerly in direction in the sea area around the island. Wind speed will be 20-30 kmph.

The sea area extending from Hambantota to Batticaloa via Pottuvil can be fairly rough at times as the wind speed can increase up to 40-45 kmph at times.

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

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

Bay of Bengal

Weather:

00-10N, 80E-100E      : Showers or thundershowers at several places.

Other sea areas           : Showers or thundershowers at a few places.

           

Winds:

10N-20N, 80E-90E      : South-westerly to Southerly/ (30-40) kmph

00-10N, 80E-85E         : South-westerly / (30-40) kmph; gusting up to 45 kmph.

00-10N, 85E-90E         : South-westerly / (30-40) kmph

Other sea areas           : North-westerly to Northerly / (20-35) kmph.

Sea State:

00-10N, 80E-85E           : Moderate to fairly rough

Other sea areas            : Slight to Moderate.

Arabian sea area

Weather:

00-10N, 60E-80E        : Showers or thundershowers at several places.

Other sea areas                                   : Showers or thundershowers at a few places.

Winds:

00-20N, 60E-70E        : Westerly to North westerly / (20-35) kmph

05N-20N, 70E-77E      : North westerly / (20-30) kmph

00-05N, 70E-80E        : South-westerly / (20-30) kmph. Gusting up to 45 kmph.

Other sea areas               : Variable / (10-20) kmph

Sea State:

00-05N, 70E-80E        : Slight to Moderate, fairly rough at times.

Other sea areas               : Slight to Moderate

South Indian sea area

Weather:

04S-10S, 60E-70E       : Showers or thundershowers at times.

00-05S, 70E-83E         : Showers or thundershowers at times.

Other sea areas                         : Showers or thundershowers at several places.

                 

Winds:

00-05S, 75E-90E         : Variable / (10-20) kmph

Other sea areas                         : South-easterly/ (30-40) kmph; gusting up to 50 kmph.

 

Sea State:

00-05S, 75E-90E         : Slight to Moderate.

Other sea areas                         : Moderate to fairly rough. rough at times

**Temporarily strong gusty winds and rough seas can be expected in the sea areas during thundershowers.        

Duty meteorologist

Department of meteorology