The Depresion over the south-east Bay of Bengal lay centered 590 km east-southeast to Trincomalee at 2330hrs yesterday(30). The system is very likely to intensified into a deep depression during next 06 hours and likely to intensify further into a cyclonic storm during the subsequent 12 hours. This system is very likely to move west-northwestwards and cross eastern coast of Sri Lanka between Batticaloa and Mullaitivu around tomorrow(02) evening.
Showers or thundershowers at times will occur in the Eastern, Northern, Northern-central, and Uva provinces and in Hambanthota and Matale districts. Heavy rainfall above 100mm can be expected at some places.
Showers may occur at several palces in North-western province.
Showers or thundershowers will occur at a few places elsewhere after 2.00p.m.
Cloudy skies can be expected over the island.
Fairly strong gusty winds (30-40) kmph can be expected in Northern, North-Central, Eastern, North-Western and Western provinces.
General public is kindly requested to take adequate precautions to minimize damages caused by temporary localized strong winds and lightning during thundershowers.