Wind speed to increase up to 50-55 kmph

Wind speed to increase up to 50-55 kmph

Wind speed to increase up to 50-55 kmph

Written by Staff Writer

10 Aug, 2019 | 2:03 pm

Colombo (News 1st): The Meteorological Department noted that the prevailing showery condition is likely to continue in South-Western parts of the island during the next few days. They added that there is a possibility for the sudden increase of wind speed up to 50-55 kmph in Northern, North-Central, North-Western, Western, Sabaragamuwa and Southern provinces and in Trincomalee and Matale districts.

Showers or thundershowers will occur at times in Western, Sabaragamuwa, Central, Southern and North-Western provinces. Several spells of showers will occur in Mannar, Jaffna and Anuradhapura districts. Meanwhile, fairly heavy falls of about 100 mm are likely at some places in Western, Central, North-Western and Sabaragamuwa provinces and in Galle and Matara districts.

They noted that the sea area extending from Colombo to Mannar via Puttalam and sea area extending from Hambantota to Pottuvil will be rough at times as the wind speed will increase up to (50-60) kmph at times. Further, the sea area extending from Kankesanturai to Trincomalee via Mullaitivu can be fairly rough at times as the wind speed increase up to 50 kmph at times.

The naval and fishing communities are requested to be vigilant in this regard.

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