Depression in Bay of Bengal likely to intensify into cyclonic storm

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The low pressure area over southeast Bay of Bengal to the southeast of Sri Lanka now concentrated into a depression and located near lat-01.9N, Lon-90.1E at 08.30 p.m. of 25thApril, 2019, about 1050 km Southeast of Potuvil. It is likely to intensify into a deep depression during next 24 hours. It is very likely to move northwestwards along and the system is likely to intensify further into a cyclonic storm while moving closer to the Eastern coast of Sri Lanka.

General public, Naval and fishing communities are requested to be attentive about future advisories issued by the Department of Meteorology in this regards.

Showers or thundershowers will occur in Sabaragamuwa, Central, Southern, Uva, Western and North-western provinces after 2.00 p.m. Fairly heavy falls about 75 mm can be expected at some places.

Showers may occur in the Northern and Eastern coastal areas in the morning too.

There may be temporary localized strong winds during thundershowers. General public is kindly requested to take adequate precautions to minimize damages caused by lightning activity.