Cyclonic storm to cross eastern Sri Lanka
A cyclonic storm could cross eastern Sri Lanka around Dec. 2 evening. Very strong winds (80 - 100 kmph) are expected.
Fishermen are adviced not to venture into sea from tomorrow.
The low pressure area in the south-east Bay of Bengal has concentrated into a depression lay centred 750 km southeast to Trincomalee. The system is very likely to intensified into a deep depression during next 12 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 Mullativ around Wednesday (02) evening.
For Sea Area
Under the influence of aforementioned system, from 01st December to 03rd December;
* Intemittent showers or thundershowers and sudden roughness, associated with sudden increase of wind speed up to (80-100)kmph are expected over Eastern and Northern deep and shallow sea areas.
* The shore off the coast extending from Kankesanthurai to Pottuvil via Trincomalee and Batticaloa may experience surges due to the effect of swell waves, having (2.0-3.0) m height.
From 02nd December to 03rd December;
* The sea area around the island will be very rough to high as the wind speed can be increased up to (80-100) kmph at times.
* The shore off the coast extending from Batticaloa to Mullativ may experience surges due to the effect of swell waves, having (2.0-3.0) m height.
Naval and fishing communities are warned not to venture to the sea areas extending from Kankasanthurai to Hambanthota via Trincomalee and Batticaloa from tomorrow (01st December).
* Those who are out at aforementioned sea regions are advised to return to coasts or moved safer areas by 01st December.
* Naval and fishing communities are are warned not to venture to the sea areas around the island from 02nd December until further notice.
* Naval and fishing communities in northern and eastern parts of the island are requested to be vigilant in this regards.