The deep depression over southwest Bay of Bengal lay centered at (10.0N, 83.3E) to the northeast of Trincomalee coast about 280km.
It is very likely to intensify into a cyclonic storm during next 12 hours and into a Severe Cyclonic Storm during subsequent 12 hours. It is expected to be move northwestwards and cross Tamil-Nadu coast during next 48 hours.
Under the influence of this system, very strong gusty winds (60-70)kmph can be expected in Eastern, Northern and North-central provinces. Strong gusty winds (40-50)kmph can be expected elsewhere. Cloudy skies can be expected over Northern, North-Central and North-Western provinces and in Trincomalee district.
Showers or thundershowers will occur at times in Northernand North-Central provinces and in Trincomalee district. Heavy falls above 100mm are likely at some places.
Several spells of showers will occur in Western, North-Western and Sabaragamuwa provinces.
General public is kindly requested to take adequate precautions to minimize damages caused by strong winds.