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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 January 2019, for next three days)

 

Sea areas around the island

 

Windy condition is expected to strengthen to some extent over the Western, North-western, Eastern and South-eastern sea areas of the island in next few days (from today night).

Showers or thundershowers will occur at several places in the sea areas off the coast extending from Hambantota to Trincomalee via Batticaloa. Heavy showers can be expected at some places in above sea areas. Showers or thundershowers may occur at few places inthe sea area off the coast extending from Kaluthara to Mathara via Galle in the evening or night.

Winds will be North-easterly and wind speed will be 30-40 kmph in the sea areas around the island.

The sea areas off the coast extending from Mannar to Balapitiya via Puttalam and Colombo, and the sea area off the coast extending from Hambantota to Batticaloa can be fairly rough at times as the wind speed can increase up to 50 kmph at times.

 

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

 

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

 

 

Bay of Bengal

 

Weather:

 

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

Other sea areas                     : Mainly fair weather

Winds:

 

04N-20N, 80E-100E             : North-easterly / (20-40) kmph, gusting up to 45-50 kmph.      

Other sea areas                   : North-easterly to North-westerly / (15-30) kmph.

 

 

Sea State:

 

04N-20N, 80E-100E               : Moderate, fairly rough at times

Other sea areas                   : Moderate

 

 

 

Arabian sea area

 

 

 

Weather:

00-05N, 70E-80E                 : Showers or thundershowers at times

00-07N, 60E-70E                   : Showers or thundershowers at several places

Other sea areas                      : Mainly fair weather.

                      

Winds:

03N-10N, 73E-80E                 : North-easterly / (30-40) kmph, gusting up to 50 kmph

03N-20N, 60E-73E                 : North-easterly / (20-30) kmph

Other sea areas                      : North-easterly or Northerly / (10-20) kmph.

 

Sea State:

00-10N, 73E-80E                   :Moderate to fairly rough

Other sea areas                       : Slight to moderate

 

South Indian sea area

 

 

Weather:

00-10S, 70E-80E                    : Showers or thundershowers at times

00-10S, 95E-100E                   : Showers or thundershowers at times

Other sea areas                       : Showers or thundershowers at several places.    

Winds:

05S-10S, 65E-100E               : South-easterly to Easterly / (30-40) kmph

Other sea areas                      : South-easterly to South-westerly or Variable / (15-25) kmph.

 

 

Sea State:

 

05S-10S, 65E-100E                : Moderate to fairly rough

00-05S, 80E-100E                  : Moderate

Other sea areas                     : Slight to moderate.

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