FF-05

FLEET FORECAST

Fleet Forecast for Area - E

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

Valid period: 2020.06.03/0600UTC to 2020.06.03/1400UTC

Issued at 0000UTC on 2020.06.03

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

Synoptic situation: -

The cyclonic storm “NISARGA” over east-central Arabian Sea area lay centered near latitude 16.8N and longitude 71.5E. It is very likely to develop into a severe cyclonic storm during next 06 hours. Intermittent showers/T’showers, very strong winds and very rough seas could be expected in the above region.

Shear line is approximately along: 01N 60E, EQ 70E, 01S 80E, 01N 90E, 02N 100E.

Winds:

North of Shear line:

West of 85E: SW’ly / (10-20) kts, gusting up to 25 kts in section 05.

East of 85E: SW’ly to W’ly / (10-15) kts.

South of Shear line:

West of 70E: SE’ly to E’ly / (10-20) kts.

East of 70E: SE’ly / (10-20) kts, gusting up to 25 kts in sections 50, 65, 80 and 85.

Weather: -

OCNL Showers / T’Showers in sections: 00, 45, 50

SCT Showers / T’Showers in sections: 05, 65, 70

ISOL Showers / T’Showers in sections: 10, 15, 25, 30, 35, 55, 75, 80

Mainly fair weather in sections: 20, 40, 60, 85

Seas: -

Fairly rough, rough at times in sections 05 and 80.

Fairly rough in sections 00, 30 and 50.

Moderate in sections 10, 65, 70, 75 and 85.

Slight to Moderate elsewhere.