Downpours to continue due to deep depression in Bay of Bengal – Meteorology Department

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The depression in the Bay of Bengal has concentrated into a deep depression and was located near 14.3N, 87.5E, at 2.00 a.m. this morning(09).

The system is located 950km away from Trincomalee, Meteorology  Department stated.

Due to the effect of the above system, the prevailing showery condition is expected to enhance over the island during today and tomorrow (09th and 10th October).

Fairly strong gusty winds up to 50 kmph can be expected over the Western, Southern, Central and Sabaragamuwa provinces.

Showers or thundershowers will occur at times in Western, North-western, Central and Sabaragamuwa provinces and in Galle, Matara and Mannar districts.

Showers or thundershowers will occur elsewhere particularly after 2.00p.m.

Very heavy falls above 150 mm can be expected at some places in Western, North-western, Central and Sabaragamuwa provinces and in Galle, Matara districts.

Heavy falls of about 100mm can be expected in Uva province. There may be temporary localized strong winds during thundershowers.

The general public is kindly requested to take adequate precautions to minimize damages caused by lightning activity.

Showers or thundershowers will occur at times in the sea areas around the island, according to the Department of Meteorology.

Winds will be North-westerly to westerly in direction and wind speed will be 30-40 kmph in the sea areas extending from Puttalam to Pottuvil via Colombo and Hambantota. This sea area can be fairly rough at times as the wind speed can increase up to 50 kmph at times.

Winds will be variable in direction in the other sea areas around the island and wind speed will be 15-25 kmph.

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

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