The depression over Southwest Bay of Bengal was located 370km to the northeast of Trincomalee near latitude 10.10N and longitude 84.20E in today (23) morning. It is very likely to cross Sri Lanka during subsequent 48 hours. Therefore, Naval and fishing communities are advised not to venture into the deep and shallow sea areas off the coast extending from Mannar to Pottuvil via Kankasanthurai, Trincomalee & Batticaloa and in Central and Southwest Bay of Bengal (05N – 15N, 80E – 85E), until further notice .
The depression over Southwest Bay of Bengal located 370k.m. to the northeast of Trincomalee. It is very likely to cross Sri Lanka during subsequent 48 hours.
Under the influence of this system, rainy and windy conditions are likely to increase over most parts of the island during 24th and 25th December.
Showers at times will occur in Northern, Eastern, Uva and North-Central provinces.
Showers or thundershowers will occur at several places in elsewhere during the afternoon or night.
Strong gusty winds of about (40-50) kmph can be expected at times over the Northern, Eastern, Western, Sabaragamuwa and Uva provinces.
General public is kindly requested to take adequate precautions to minimize damages caused by temporary localized strong winds and lightning during thundershowers.