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Shipping report for Sea areas around Sri Lanka
Issued by the National Meteorological Center, Department of Meteorology, Sri Lanka.
Valid period: 2022.12.09/1500UTC to 2022.12.10/0900UTC
Issued at 1100UTC on 2022.12.09

To: CBO Radio/Fisheries/CBO Port

The Cyclonic Storm “Mandous” over Southwest Bay of Bengal was located 230km east-northeast of Jaffna near latitude 11.4N and longitude 81.3E at 11.30am 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.

Heavy showers or thundershowers, strong winds & high seas can be expected in the sea areas between (07N - 15N, 80E – 86E) and Southern Sea areas (02N - 06N, 78E – 86E).

Very strong, SW'ly winds over Northern part of SW BoB.
Strong W'ly to SW'ly winds over SL west, Basses and Southern part of SW BoB.
Fresh, OCNL strong W'ly winds over Comorin.
Moderate to fresh W'ly or NW'ly winds elsewhere.

OCNL showers/T'showers over Southern part of SW BoB and Basses.
SCT showers/T'showers over Maldives, Comorin and southern part of SL West.
ISOL showers/T'showers elsewhere.

Very rough over Northern part of SW BoB.
Rough, very rough at times over at times over SL west, Basses and Southern part of SW BoB.
Fairly rough, rough at times over Comorin.
Moderate to fairly rough elsewhere.

*Sea areas can be temporarily very rough during thundershowers.


The next Shipping report will be issued at 0300UTC, 2022.12.10