Multi-day Boats Forecast
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2024-05-29

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Weather forecast for multi-day boats

For the sea areas in between 20N - 10S and 60E-100E

(Issued at 07.00 a.m. on 29 May 2024, for next 24hours)

Warning!

Gusty winds around (60-70 kmph) along with heavy rains are likely over the sea area bounded by (03N-10N) (60E-85E) during the next few days.

Naval and fishing communities are advised not to venture into these sea areas until further notice. Those who are out at these sea areas are advised to return to coasts or moved safer areas immediately.

Naval and fishing communities are also requested to be attentive to future forecasts issued by the Department of Meteorology in this regard. 

 

 

Sea areas around the Island

 

The sea areas around the island will be very rough due to the active south-west monsoonal condition. Naval and fishing communities are advised not to venture into the sea areas around the island, until further notice.

Waves heights may increase up to (about 2.5 m – 3.5 m) in the sea areas off the coast, extending from Kalpitiya to Pottuvil via Colombo, Galle, and Hambantota. Therefore, there is a possibility that nearshore sea areas extending from Kalpitiya to Matara via Colombo and Galle, may experience surges due to sea waves.

Condition of Rain:

Showers or thundershowers will occur at times in the sea areas off coast extending from Puttalam to Matara via Colombo.

Winds:

Winds will be south-westerly in the sea areas around the island.

Wind speed will be (40-50) kmph and wind speed may increase up to (60-70) kmph at times.

State of Sea:

The sea areas around the island will be very rough at times

Waves heights may increase (about 2.5–3.5 m) in the sea areas off the coast extending from Kalpitiya to Pottuvil via Colombo, Galle, and Hambantota (this is not for land area).

 

 

 

 

Bay of Bengal

 

Weather:

12N - 20N, 93E-100E          : Showers or thundershowers at most places.

EQ - 10N, 80E-100E          : Showers or thundershowers at several places.

Other sea areas                  : Showers or thundershowers at a few places.

Winds:

05N - 20N, 80E-92E            : South-westerly / (50-60) kmph; gusting up to 70 kmph.

EQ – 05N, 80E-90E            : South-westerly / (30-40) kmph; gusting up to 50 kmph.

Other sea areas                 : South-westerly or Variable/ (30-40) kmph.

State of the Sea:     

05N - 20N, 80E-92E            : Rough to very rough.

EQ – 05N, 80E-90E            : Fairly rough to very rough.

Other sea areas                  : Moderate.

 

 

 

Arabian Sea

 

Weather:

05N - 15N, 60E-80E            : Showers or thundershowers at most places.

Other sea areas                  : Showers or thundershowers at a few places.

Winds:

EQ - 15N, 60E-80E             : Westerly to South-westerly / (50-60) kmph; gusting up to 70 kmph.

Other sea areas                  : Westerly to South-westerly / (20-40) kmph.

 

State of the Sea:   

EQ - 13N,  60E-80E            Rough to very rough.

Other sea areas                  : Moderate

 

 

 

South Indian Ocean

 

Weather: 

05S -10S, 70E-90E             : Showers or thundershowers at most places.

Other sea areas                 : Showers or thundershowers at several places.

Winds:

05S-10S, 65E-100E           : South- easterly / (20-30) kmph, gusting up to 50 kmph.

EQ- 05S, 60E-90E             : Westerly to South-westerly/ (20-30) kmph, gusting up to 50 kmph.

Other sea areas                 : South-easterly or variable/ (20-40) kmph.

 

State of the Sea:

05S-10S, 65E-100E            : Moderate, fairly rough at times.

EQ- 05S, 60E-90E             : Moderate, fairly rough at times.

Other sea areas                : Slight to moderate.

 

**Temporary strong gusty winds and rough seas can be expected during thundershowers.