Meteorology Department : issues warning to naval, fishing communities

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Showers or thundershowers will occur at times in Western, Sabaragamuwa, Central, and North-western provinces and in Galle and Matara districts, as per the Department of Meteorology.

Fairly heavy rainfalls exceeding 75mm are likely at some places in Sabaragamuwa and Central provinces and in Galle, and Matara districts.

A few showers may occur in Northen province and Anuradhapura district.

Showers or thundershowers will occur at a few places in Eastern and Uva provinces in the afternoon or night.

Strong gusty winds about (50-60) kmph can be expected across the island, particularly in the Northern, North-central and North-western provinces, Trincomalee and Hambantota districts and in the western slopes of the central hills.

The low pressure area formed over North Andaman Sea and adjoining East-central of Bengal sea area lays as a well marked low over 14.5N, 89.5E yesterday (10) and it is likely to move west-northwestwards and further intensify into a depression in the subsequent 24 hours.

Strong or very strong gusty winds, heavy rainfall and rough or very rough seas can be expected over north of Andaman sea and East-central Bay of Bengal Sea area (13N-18N, 85E-96E) during subsequent days from today.

Naval and fishing communities are advised not to venture into aforementioned deep sea areas until 14th October 2020.

Showers or thundershowers will occur in the sea areas off from Kankasanthurei to Matara via Mannar, Puttalam, Colombo, and Galle.

Winds will be Westerly to South-westerly in the sea areas around the island and the wind speed will be (35-45) kmph.

Wind speed can increase up to (60-70) kmph in the sea areas extending from Matara to  Pottuvil via Hambanthota and increase up to (50-60) kmph in the sea areas off the coast extending from Kankasanturai to  Puttalam via Mannar. Wind speed can increase up to (50-55) kmph in the other sea areas as well.

The sea areas extending from Matara to Pottuvil via Hambanthota can be rough or very rough at times. The sea areas extending from Kankasanturai to Puttalam via Mannar, can be fairly rough or rough at times. Other sea areas around the island will be fairly rough at times.