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Shipping report for Sea areas around Sri Lanka
Issued by the National Meteorological Center, Department of Meteorology, Sri Lanka.
Valid period: 2023.12.04/1500UTC to 2023.12.05/0900UTC
Issued at 1100UTC on 2023.12.04

The Cyclonic storm “MICHAUNG” (PRONOUNCED AS “MIGJAUM”) over Southwest Bay of Bengal has become a “severe cyclonic storm” and was located near latitude 13.5°N and longitude 80.8°E, at 1130hrs of 04 December, about 440 km northeast of Jaffna. The system is expected to intensify further and move northwards away from Sri Lanka and cross South Andhra Pradesh coasts around December 05, 2023.

Synoptic situation:

Strong anticlockwise winds over SW BoB.
Fresh to strong SW'ly winds over Northern part of SL west and Southern part of Maldives.
Light to moderate SW'ly to W'ly winds over Commorin and Maldives.
Light to moderate NW'ly to W'ly winds over Lakshadweep.

OCNL Showres/T'showers over SW BoB.
SCT Showres/T'showers over SL West and Comorin.
ISOL Showres/T'showers elsewhere.

Rough to very rough over SW BoB.
Fairly rough over Northern part of SL west and Southern part of Maldives.
Moderate over Commorine and Northern part of Maldives.
Slight to moderate elsewhere.

Note: Seas can be very rough during thunderhowers.

The next Shipping report will be issued at 0300UTC, 2023.12.05