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Fleet Forecast for Area - E

Issued by the National Meteorological Center, Department of Meteorology Sri Lanka.
Valid period: 2023.12.01/0600UTC to 2023.12.01/1400UTC
Issued at 0000UTC on 2023.12.01

To: CBO Radio/Fisheries/SL Navy/CBO Port/Coast Guard

A low-pressure area was located over south Andaman Sea and adjoining southeast Bay of Bengal is likely to move west-northwestwards and intensify into a depression over South-east Bay of Bengal within next 24 hours and it will further develop in to a cyclonic storm.

ITCZ is approximately along: 05N 60E, 04N 70E, 05N 80E, 06N 90E, 04N 100E
Shear line is approximatly along: 02S 60E, 01S 70E, EQ 80E, 03N 90E

North of ITCZ:
West of 80E : N'ly to NE'ly /(10-15)kts
East of 80E :Cyclonic/(10-20)kts; gusting up to 25-30 kts in section 10, 15, 25, 30

Inbetween ITCT and Shear line:
West of 80E : SW'ly to VRB /(10-15)kts
East of 80E : NE'ly to VRB /(10-15)kts

South of ITCZ:
SE'ly or VRB / (10-15)kts; gusting up to 20kts in sections 70, 75, 80, 85

OCNL Showers / T’Showers in sections : 10, 15, 25, 30
SCT Showers / T’Showers in sections : 00, 05, 20, 50, 55, 60
ISOL Showers / T’Showers elsewhere.

Rough in section : 10, 15, 25, 30
Moderate, fairly rough at times in sections : 70, 75, 80, 85
Moderate in sections : 45, 50, 50, 55, 65
Slight to moderate elsewhere.
**Seas can be temporarily very rough during thundershowers.

The next Fleet Forecast will be issued at 1200 UTC, 2023.12.01