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