Speed and gusty winds expected: Naval and fishing communities be vigilant

The possibility for increasing the wind speed is still high over the Island and surrounding sea areas. It will continue further during the next few days, Met. Department said.

According to the day’s weather forecast, strong gusty winds up to 50-60 kmph are likely over the island today.

Showers will occur at times in Sabaragamuwa and Central provinces. Fairly heavy falls above 50 mm can be expected at some places.

Several spells of showers will occur in Western, North-western provinces and in Galle and Matara districts today.

Marine Weather

The possibility for increasing the wind speed is still high in the sea areas around the island. It will continue further during the next few days.

Sea areas extending from Negombo to Batticaloa via Puttalam, Kankasanturai and Trincomalee and the sea areas extending from Hambanthota to Pottuvil can be very rough at times as the wind speed can increase up to 60-65 kmph at times. 

Other sea areas can be rough at times as the wind speed can increase up to 50 kmph at times. Naval and fishing communities are requested to be vigilant in this regard.

In addition, several spells of showers will occur in the sea areas extending from Puttalam to Matara via Colombo and Galle.

Winds will be westerly to south-westerly in direction in the sea areas around the island and wind speed will be 35-45 kmph.