The Depression over Southwest Bay of Bengal is located near latitude 10.3°N and longitude 85.3°E, at 2330hrs of 01 December and about 490 km northeast of Trincomalee. It will develop into a deep depression during next 12hrs and further into a Cyclonic storm Michaung by December 03, 2023. The system is expected to move west northwestward near North coast of Sri Lanka towards North Tamil Nadu coast of India by December 05, 2023.

Cloudy skies can be expected over most parts of the island.

Showers or thundershowers will occur at times in Northern, North-central, Eastern and North-western provinces and heavy showers above 100 mm are likely at some places.

Showers or thundershowers will occur at several places in other provinces of the island after 01.00 p.m. Showers may occur in Southern and Western province during the morning too.

Strong winds about (40-50) kmph can be expected at times over the Northern, Northcentral, Northwestern and Southern provinces and in Trincomalee and Batticaloa districts.

Naval and fishing communities are advised not to venture into the sea areas off the coast extending from Mannar to Pottuvil via Kankasanthurai, Trincomalee and Batticaloa and in to the marked areas for the next 48 hour.

The general public is kindly requested to take adequate precautions to minimize damages caused by temporary localized strong winds and lightning during thundershowers.