Heavy rains expected as cyclone “Amphan” intensifies to very severe cyclonic storm

Heavy rains expected as cyclone “Amphan” intensifies to very severe cyclonic storm

Heavy rains expected as cyclone “Amphan” intensifies to very severe cyclonic storm

Written by Staff Writer

18 May, 2020 | 10:25 am

The Department of Meteorology issued a weather advisory this morning as the Severe Cyclonic storm ”AMPHAN” further intensified into a Very Severe Cyclonic Storm.

The cyclonic storm centered over the Central part of South Bay of Bengal and neighborhood, about 740 km North-east of Trincomalee, at 02.30 a.m. of 18th May.

It very likely intensifies into an Extremely Severe Cyclonic Storm during the next 06 hours and likely to move north-north-eastwards towards the west Bengal coast during 20th May.

Due to the influence of the system, the prevailing showery condition over the island particularly in the south-western part is likely to continue further.

Very heavy showers above 150mm are likely at some places.

Wind speed can be increased up to (50-60) kmph at times over the island.

Showers or thundershowers will occur in Southern, Western, Sabaragamuwa, Central and North-western provinces with isolated very heavy showers exceeding 150mm.

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