The low-pressure area in the south Andaman Sea and adjoining southeast Bay of Bengal is very likely to intensify into a depression over South-East Bay of Bengal by December 6 and move west-northwestwards near northern coast of Sri Lanka. It will intensify further gradually into a Cyclonic Storm and reach Southwest Bay of Bengal near north Tamil Nadu coasts by December 8.

Under the influence of this system, rainy and windy conditions are expected to enhance over the Northern, North-Central and Eastern Provinces on December 7 & 8.


Several spells of showers are likely in Eastern province. Showers or thundershowers may occur at a few places in the Sabaragamuwa Province and in Hambanthota district during the afternoon or night.

Last 24 hours, 133.5mm rainfall reported in Awissawella ( Colombo ) – AWS area.