Low-pressure area forming in East Central Bay of Bengal

Low-pressure area forming in East Central Bay of Bengal

Low-pressure area forming in East Central Bay of Bengal

Written by Pavani Hapuarachchi

21 May, 2021 | 9:21 am

COLOMBO (News 1st): The Natural Hazards Early Warning Centre at the Department of Meteorology on Thursday (May 20) issued an advisory for the formation of a Low-Pressure Area in the East Central Bay of Bengal.

“A low-pressure area is very likely to form over North Andaman Sea and adjoining East-central Bay of Bengal sometime on the 22nd of May. It is very likely to intensify gradually into a cyclonic storm during subsequent 72 hours,” the advisory noted.

The showery condition over the South-western part of the island, that is the Western, Sabaragamuwa, Central and Southern provinces, and the windy condition over Northern and North-Western provinces are likely to enhance during the next few days, the Department of Meteorology said in its weather advisory issued on Thursday (May 20).

Fairly heavy falls of about 50 mm could be expected at some places in the Western and Sabaragamuwa provinces and in Galle and Matara districts.

The wind speed could increase up to 40-50 kmph at times in the Western slope of the Central hills, Northern, North-central, and North-western provinces and in Hambantota district, the weather advisory further noted.

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