Fishing community requested to remain vigilant

Fishing community requested to remain vigilant

Fishing community requested to remain vigilant

Written by Staff Writer

29 Oct, 2019 | 10:21 am

Colombo (News 1st); The Meteorological Department noted that the atmospheric disturbance in the southwest Bay of Bengal has moved into the Arabian Sea and is now located to the southwest of Sri Lanka. It is likely to move away from the country while developing further. They added that under the influence of the system prevailing showery conditions particularly in the Eastern, Uva and Southern provinces and in Puttalam district is likely to continue today.

Further, they note that the possibility of sudden roughness of sea areas extending from Trincomalee to Puttalam via Hambanthota and Galle is still high.

Therefore, the Met Department requests the fishing and naval community to be vigilant.

Showers or thundershowers will occur at times in Southern, Uva, Eastern, Northern, North-central provinces and in Nuwara eliya, Ratnapura, Kalutara and Matale districts. They add that showers or thundershowers will occur elsewhere after 2.00 p.m.

Heavy falls between 100-150 mm can be expected at some places in Southern, Uva and Eastern provinces. Fairly heavy falls about 100 mm can be expected at some places in Puttalam district. Wind conditions are expected to increase up to 50-60 kmph at times over the island.

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