The Cyclonic storm (“Asani”) over the West Central Bay of Bengal has intensified into a severe Cyclonic storm and located about 810km northeast of Trincomalee. It is very likely to move northwestwards till 10th May and thereafter, it is likely to recurve north-northeastwards and move towards northwest Bay of Bengal.
Showers or thundershowers will occur at times in Western, Sabaragamuwa and Central provinces and in Galle and Matara districts. Fairly heavy showers above 75 mm may occur at some places in these areas.
Showers or thundershowers may occur at a few places in Uva and Eastern provinces during the evening or night.
Winds speed can increase up to (40-50) kmph at times over the island particularly in Western slope of the Central hills, Northern, North-central and North-western provinces and in Hambantota and Trincomalee districts.
General public is kindly requested to take adequate precautions to minimize damages caused by temporary localized strong winds and lightning during thundershowers.