WEATHER FORECAST FOR SEA AREAS AROUND THE ISLAND DURING

NEXT 24 HOURS (Issued at 05.30 a.m. on 19thAugust 2017)

Showers or thundershowers will occur at several places in the sea areas off the coast extending from Puttalam to Hambantota via Colombo and Galle.

Winds will be south-westerly in direction and speed will be 30-40 kmph.

The sea area off the coast extending from Hambanthota to Batticaloa via 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).