WEATHER FORECAST FOR SEA AREAS AROUND THE ISLAND DURING
NEXT 24 HOURS (Issued at 1200 noon on 17th July 2018)
The possibility for increasing wind speed is still high in the sea areas around the island. It will continue further in next few days.
Several spells of showers will occur in the sea areas extending from Puttalam to Matara via Colombo and Galle.
Winds will be westerly to south-westerly in direction in the sea areas around the island and wind speed will be 35-45 kmph.
The sea areas extending from Negombo to Batticaloa via Puttalam, Kankasanturai and Trincomalee and the sea areas extending from Hambanthota to Pottuvil can be very rough at times as the wind speed can increase up to 60-65 kmph at times.
Other sea areas can be rough at times as the wind speed can increase up to 50 kmph at times.
Naval and fishing communities are requested to be vigilant in this regards.