The severe cyclonic storm “Mandous” over Southwest Bay of Bengal (240km north-east of Trincomalee) located near latitude 10.6N and longitude 82.3E at 11.30 p.m. yesterday. It is very likely to move west-northwestwards and cross North Tamil-Nadu, Puducherry and South Andhra Pradesh coast over Southwest Bay of Bengal around mid-night of 09th December.

Cloudy skies will prevail over most parts of the Island.  

Intermittent showers are expected in the Northern Province with heavy rainfall exceeding 100mm at some places.

Showers will occur at times in the Sabaragamuwa Province and in Galle, Matara, Anuradhapura and Trincomalee districts.

Several spells of showers may occur in the Western and North-Western Provinces and Nuwara-Eliya and Kandy districts.

Strong winds about (60-70) kmph can be expected at times over the Northern, North-Central, Eastern, Uva & Central provinces.

Source – DOM