WEATHER FORECAST FOR SEA AREAS AROUND THE ISLAND DURING
NEXT 24 HOURS (Issued at 1200 noon on 20th May 2018)
Windy conditions in the sea areas around island and showery condition in the sea area to the South-west of island are expected to enhance today.
Showers or thundershowers will occur at times in the sea areas off the coast extending from Puttalam to Hambantota via Colombo and Galle. Heavy showers can be expected at some places in the above sea area.
Showers or thundershowers will occur several places in the other sea areas.
Winds will be Westerly to South-westerly in direction in the sea areas around the island and speed will be 30-40 kmph.
Sea area extending from Puttalam to Kankasanturai via Mannar and from Mathara to Potuvil via Hambantota can be rough at times as the wind speed can increase up to 60 kmph at times.
Temporarily very strong gusty winds (up to 70-80 kmph)and rough seas can be expected during thundershowers.
Navel and fishing communities are also requested to be vigilant in this regards.