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 (50-60) kmph can be expected elsewhere.

Actions Required:
• People living in hilly areas (particularly landslide prone areas) and low-lying areas in river basins are requested to be vigilant.
• Drivers and people using roads in the hilly areas are requested to be vigilant.
• Take adequate precautions to minimize damages caused by lightning activity.
• Beware of fallen trees and power lines.
• Be alert on the advisories issued by the Department of Meteorology.
• For emergency assistance contact the local disaster management authorities

The depression over the Southeast and adjoining Southwest Bay of Bengal lay centered about 200 km east of Batticaloa. It is likely to recurve gradually west-southwestwards and cross Sri Lanka coast between latitude 7°N to 8°N during forenoon of 1st February 2023.

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

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. Heavy showers above 100mm are likely at some places elsewhere.