Depression to cross Sri Lanka this afternoon


The depression over the Southwest Bay of Bengal, lay centered near 8.4°N and 82.9°E, about 160km of east of Trincomalee. It is likely to move west-Southwest ward and reach east coast of Sri Lanka on 01st February 2023 (today) morning. Very likely to move west-southwestwards and cross Sri Lanka coast during afternoon of today.

Cloudy sky will prevail over most parts of the island and Showers or thundershowers will occur at times.

Very heavy showers about 150mm are likely at some places in Northern, North-central, North-western and Eastern provinces.

Strong winds about (50-60) kmph can be expected at times over the Northern, North-central, Eastern, North-western and Central provinces and strong winds about (40-50) kmph can be expected elsewhere.

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


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