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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 19 January 2020, for next three days)

Sea areas around the island

 

Showers or thundershowers may occur at a few places in the sea areas extending from Colombo to Matara via Galle in the evening or night and few showers may occur in the sea areas extending from Trincomalee to Hambanthota via Batticaloa.

Winds will be North-easterly and speed will be (30-40) kmph in the sea areas around the island. Wind speed can increase up to (50-55) kmph at times in the sea areas extending from Puttalam to Kaluthara via Colombo and in the sea areas extending from Matara to Pottuvil via Hambanthota.

The sea areas extending from Puttalam to Kaluthara via Colombo and in the sea areas extending from Matara to Pottuvil via Hambanthota can be fairly rough at times.

Bay of Bengal

 

Weather:

 

00-08N, 84E-100E               : Showers or thundershowers at several places.

10N-20N, 80E-100E             : Mainly fair weather.

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

Winds:

00-12N, 80E-90E                 : North-easterly / (20-40) kmph; gusting up to 50 kmph.

00-04N, 90E-100E               : Southerly / (20-30) kmph.

Other sea areas                     : Northerly or Southerly / (20-40) kmph.

Sea State:

00-12N, 80E-90E                 : Moderate, fairly rough at times.

05N-10N, 90E-100E             : Slight to moderate.

Other sea areas                     : Moderate, fairly rough at times.

Arabian sea area

 

Weather:

 

00-10N, 60E-70E                 : Showers or thundershowers at several places.

10N-20N, 70E-80E               : Mainly fair weather.

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

Winds:

05N-10N, 74E-80E               : North-easterly / (30-40) kmph, gusting up to (50-60) kmph.

10N-20N, 70E-80E               : Northerly or North-easterly / (20-40) kmph.

Other sea areas                     : North-easterly / (30-40) kmph, gusting up to 45 kmph

 

Sea State:

 

05N-10N, 74E-80E               : Moderate to fairly rough; rough at times.

10N-20N, 70E-80E               : Slight to moderate.

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

South Indian sea area

Weather:

 

00-10S, 60E-75E                  : Showers or thundershowers at times.

00-10S, 75E-85E                  : Showers or thundershowers at several places.

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

Winds:

 

05S-10S, 60E-70E                : North-westerly / (40-50) kmph, gusting up to (60-65) kmph.

05S-10S, 70E-77E                : Westerly / (20-40) kmph; gusting up to 50 kmph.

00-05S, 70E-85E                  : North-easterly to Northerly / (20-40) kmph.

Other sea areas                       : South-easterly to Southerly / (10-30) kmph.

 

Sea State:

 

05S-10S, 60E-70E                : Fairly rough, rough to very rough at times.

05S-10S, 70E-77E                : Moderate to fairly rough.

00-05S, 70E-85E                  : Moderate to fairly rough.

Other sea areas                       : Slight to moderate.

 

**Temporary strong gusty winds and rough seas can be expected during thundershowers