The Deep Depression over Southwest Bay of Bengal located near latitude 11.2°N and longitude 82.7°E, at 2330hrs of 02 December and about 330 km northeast of Jaffna. It will develop into a Cyclonic storm Michaung during next 12 hours. The system is moving away from the island near the northern coast of Sri Lanka, towards North Tamil Nadu coast of India by December 04, 2023. Thereafter, it would move northwards as a Cyclonic Storm and cross South Andhra Pradesh coasts December 05, 2023.
Cloudy skies can be expected over Northern, North-central and Eastern provinces.
Showers or thundershowers will occur at times in Northern and North-central provinces and in Trincomalee and Batticaloa districts. Fairly heavy showers above 75 mm are likely at some places.
Several spells of showers will occur in Sabaragamuwa province and in Kandy and Nuwara eliya districts.
Showers or thundershowers will occur at several places in Uva province and in Ampara and Hambantota districts after 01.00 p.m.
Showers may occur in Western province and in Galle and Matara districts during the morning.
Strong winds about (40-50) kmph can be expected at times over the Northern, North-central, North-western and Southern provinces and in Trincomalee and Batticaloa districts.
The general public is kindly requested to take adequate precautions to minimize damages caused by temporary localized strong winds and lightning during thundershowers.
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.