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FLEET FORECAST

Fleet Forecast for Area - E

Issued by the National Meteorological Center, Department of Meteorology, Sri Lanka.

Valid period: 2020.02.22/0600UTC to 2020.02.22/1400UTC

Issued at 0000UTC on 2020.02.22

To: CBO Radio/Fisheries/SL Navy/CBO Port/Coast Guard

Synoptic situation: -

Shear line is approximately along: 05S 60E, 05S 70E, 03S 80E, 04S 90E, 03S 100E.

ITCZ is approximately along: 10S 60E, 10S 70E, 10S 80E, 11S 90E, 11S 100E.

Winds:


North of Shear line:

West of 75E; NE’ly /(10-20) kts,

East of 75E: NE’ly /(15-25) kts, gusting up to 30 kts in section 05,10,15,25,30.

In between Shearline and ITCZ:

NW’ly to W’ly /(10-15) kts, gusting up to 20 kts in section 65 and 70.


South of ITCZ:

West of 80E: SW’ly or W’ly or Variable / (05-15) kts

East of 80E: SE’ly to SW’ly / (05-15) kts

Weather: -

OCNL Showers /T’Showers in sections: 25, 40, 45

SCT Showers /T’Showers in sections: 05, 20, 30, 50, 60, 65, 70

ISOL Showers /T’Showers in sections: 10, 35, 75, 80, 85

Mainly fair weather elsewhere.

Seas: -

Fairly rough to rough in sections 05, 10, 15.

Fairly rough, rough at times in sections 25 and 30.

Moderate, fairly rough at times in sections 45,50,80,85

Moderate in sections 65 and 70.

Slight to Moderate elsewhere.

               

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The next Fleet Forecast will be issued at 1200UTC 2020.02.22