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2018.11.16

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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 16th November 2018, for next three days)

Sea areas around the island

Fishermen are advised not to venture into sea areas off coast extending from Trincomalee to Puttalam via Kankasanturai and Mannar.

Showers or thundershowers will occur in the sea areas off the coast extending from Trincomalee to Puttalam via Kankasanturai. Heavy showers or thundershowers can be expected in the sea areas off the coast extending from Mullaitivu to Mannar via Kankasanturai.

Winds will be North-westerly to Westerly over the sea areas around the island and speed will be 30-40 kmph.

High winds (80 - 90) kmph, gusting up to 110kmph can be expected over the sea areas off the coast extending from Mullaitivu to Mannar via Kankasanturai will be very rough at times from today evening.

Sea areas off the coast extending from Batticaloa to Mullaitivu via Trincomalee can be rough at times as the wind speed can increase up to (60-70) kmph.

Sea areas off southern coast can be fairly rough at times as the wind speed can increase up to 50 kmp.

Bay of Bengal

The Severe Cyclonic storm ‘GAJA’ over the Southwest Bay of Bengal further moved west-southwestwards and crossed Thamilnadu and Puducherry coast of South India during 00.30a.m and 02.30a.m. on 16 November. The system is located near latitude-10.4N, Longitude-79.7E at 02.30a.m. on November 2018, approximately 75 km away from Kankasanturai to the north-northwest of Sri Lanka.

The system is very likely to move westwards and weaken gradually into a cyclonic storm during next 06 hours.

The system is likely to move away from the country by today (16th). Hence windy and showery condition in the Northern sea areas is expected to reduce gradually from today evening.

Weather:

10N-20N, 80E-85E         : Intermittent showers or thundershowers.

10N-15N, 85E-100E         : Showers or thundershowers at times.

00-10N, 90E-100E         : Showers or thundershowers at times

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

           

Winds:

05N-16N, 80E-87E       : Anticlockwise / (30-40) kmph; gusting up to (50-60) kmph.

00-07N, 80E-95E           : Westerly to South-westerly / (30-40) kmph;gusting up to 50 kmph.

Other sea areas              : North-Easterly to Easterly/ (30-40) kmph.

Sea State:

05N-16N, 80E-87E       : Fairly rough, rough at times.

00-07N, 80E-95E           : Moderate, Fairly rough to at times.

Other sea areas            : Moderate.

Arabian sea area

 

Weather:

00-06N, 70E-80E           : Showers or thundershowers at several places.

Other sea areas                          : Mainly fair.

           

Winds:

05-15N, 70E-80E           : Anticlockwise / (30-40) kmph. gusting up to (50-60) kmph

00-05N, 70E-80E           : North-westerly to Westerly / (30-40) kmph.

04N-20N, 60E-70E        : North-Easterly to Northerly / (20-30) kmph.

Other sea areas               : North-westerly to Westerly/ (10-30) kmph.

Sea State:

05-15N, 70E-80E           :Moderate to fairly rough at times.

00-05N, 70E-80E           : Moderate.

04N-20N, 60E-70E        :Moderate.

Other sea areas               : Slight to moderate.

South Indian sea area

Weather:

00-10S, 83E-100E         : Showers or thundershowers at times.

00-10S, 70E-80E           : Showers or thundershowers at several places.

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

                 

Winds:

00-10S, 80E-100E         : Clockwise / (30-40) kmph; gusting up to (50-60) kmph.

00-04S, 70E-80E           : Westerly to South-westerly / (30-40) kmph

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

                                                                

 

Sea State:

00-10S, 80E-100E         : Fairly rough to Rough.

00-04S, 70E-80E           : Moderate

Other sea areas               : Moderate to Fairly rough         

                                                                  

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