Written by Lahiru Fernando
29 Nov, 2017 | 5:08 pm
The Department of Meteorology has issued a ‘Red Alert‘ regarding the weather forecast for the next 24 hours. According to the notice issued, the low pressure area in the vicinity of Sri Lanka has now developed into a depression.
The red notice says the depression is expected to develop further and move away from the island along the southern coast.The Met Department warns of heavy rain and gusty strong winds (of around 60-70 kph) over Sri Lanka.
Very heavy rains (above 150 mm) have been predicted for the following provinces
The Met Dept. expects heavy rain above 100 mm in other areas.
The department has predicted very heavy rain, accompanied by strong winds and rough seas in the deep and shallow sea around Sri Lanka, especially in the Western and Southern coast.
According to the Met Department, wind speeds can increase up to 70-80 kph at times.
Naval and fishing communities asked to refrain from naval activities around the country.
Wind speeds to increase up to around 70-80 kph in all coastal areas.
Low near #SriLanka has been declared a depression by the IMD. System will push into Arabian Sea & can strengthen into a cyclone. Cyclone expected to stall and dissipate over the AS next week but will need to watch. #India pic.twitter.com/BRGBWSN1DB
— Jason Nicholls (@jnmet) November 29, 2017
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