The Extremely Severe Cyclonic Storm ‘FANI’ (pronounced as FONI) over West-central Bay of Bengal to the Northeast of Sri Lanka, was located near latitude 15.2N, Longitude 84.1E at 11.30 p.m. of 01st May 2019, about 750 km northeast of Jaffna. It is likely to move north-northeastwards while moving away from the island towards the Odisha coast of India.
Cloudy skies, Strong winds and showery conditions are expected to continue over the island and surrounding sea areas.
Strong winds up to 60 kmph can be expected over the island, particularly in Central hilly areas, Northern, North central, Uva and Southern provinces and in Puttalam, Trincomalee and Batticaloa districts.
Showers or thundershowers will occur at times over Sabaragamuwa, Central, Southern, Western, Uva and North-western provinces and in Mannar district. Heavy falls about 100 mm can be expected at some places in the above areas.
Showers or thundershowers will occur at several places elsewhere.
General public, Naval and fishing communities are requested to be attentive about future advisories issued by the Department of Meteorology in this regards.