Written by Zulfick Farzan
18 Sep, 2020 | 4:49 pm
Colombo (News 1st); A Red Alert warning was issued by the Department of Meteorology noting due to the active South-West Monsoon condition across the ISland, showery and windy condition over the South-Western Part of the Island and in the North-Western Province is expected to enhance from Friday (18).
The alert noted heavy rainfall of about 100 – 150 mm are likely at some places in the Central, Sabaragamuwa and Western Province and in the Galle and Matara Districts.
There is a possibility of formation of a low-pressure area over Northeast Bay of Bengal around 20th September 2020.
Strong or very strong gusty winds heavy rainfalls and rough or very rough seas can be expected over Central, Northeast and Eastern Bay of Bengal Sea areas (06N-16N, 83E-96E) during next few days from Friday (18).
Navel and fishing communities are advised not to venture into the aforementioned deep sea of Bay of Bengal from 19th September until 22nd of September. Those who are in the deep sea are advised to reach a safer area.
Winds will be south-westerly in the sea areas around the island and the wind speed will be (30-40) kmph.
Wind speed can increase up to (60-70) kmph in the deep and shallow sea areas off the coasts extending from Batticaloa to Colombo via Trincomalee, Kankasanturai and Puttalam and in the sea area extending from Galle to Pottuvil via Hambantota.
Wind speed can increase up to (50-60) kmph in the deep and shallow sea areas off the coasts extending from Colombo and Galle
There is a possibility that nearshore sea areas off the coast extending from Kalpitiya to Pottuvil via Colombo, Galle and Hambantota may experience surges due to the effect of swell waves, having 2.5 – 3.0 m height.
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