WEATHER FORECAST FOR SEA AREAS AROUND THE ISLAND DURING

NEXT 24 HOURS (Issued at 1200 noon on 17th January 2017)

Strong winds at times (about 50-60kmph) can be expected in the western sea areas of the island.

Mainly fair weather will prevail in the sea areas around the island.

Winds will be north-easterly in direction and speed will be 30-40 kmph.

The sea area off the coast extending from Kankasanthurai to Balapitiya via Colombo, Mannar and Puttalam, and the sea area off the coast extending from Hambantota to Pottuvil can be fairly rough at times as the wind speed can increase up to 50-60 kmph.