WEATHER ADVISORY FOR   STRONG WINDS, HEAVY RAINFALLS AND ROUGH SEA AREAS

VALID FOR NEXT 24 HOURS, ISSUED AT1230HRS, 18thAugust2017

(Issued by Early Warning Centre of the Department of Meteorology)

Strong winds can be expected over the surrounding sea areas of the island and fairly strong winds can be expected over the country.

Fairly heavy falls (about 100 mm) can be expected at some places in the Sabaragamuwa, Central provinces and Kaluthara, Galle and Matara districts.

The sea area off the coast extending from Hambanthota to Batticaloavia Pottuvil can be very rough at times as the wind speed can increase up to 60-70 kmph.

Wind speed can increase up to 50-55 kmph in the other sea areas and can be fairly rough at times.

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