Low-pressure area around the Bay of Bengal to develop into a depression

Low-pressure area around the Bay of Bengal to develop into a depression

Low-pressure area around the Bay of Bengal to develop into a depression

Written by Teena Marian

03 Mar, 2022 | 1:26 pm

COLOMBO (News 1st); The Department of Meteorology stated that the prevailing low-pressure area around the Bay of Bengal and the adjoining Southeastern Bay of Bengal will further develop into a depression within the next 24 hours.

It is very likely to intensify into a Deep Depression during the next 24 hours and is expected to move Northwestwards along and off the east coast of Sri Lanka towards the north Tamil Nadu coast during the next 48 hours.

Showers will occur at times in Northern, North-Central, and Eastern provinces, said the Met Department

Furthermore, Showers or thundershowers will occur at several places in Southern, Central, and Uva provinces during the evening or night.

A few showers may occur in Western and North-Western coastal areas during the morning.

Heavy showers above 100 mm can be expected at some places in Northern province and in Trincomalee district. Fairly heavy showers above 50mm can be expected at some places in North-Central, Central, and Uva provinces and in Batticaloa and Ampara districts.

Wind speed can increase up to (40-50) kmph at times in Northern, North-Central, Eastern, North-Western, and Uva provinces, Eastern slopes of the central hills, and in Hambantota district.

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