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    Severe cyclonic storm in east during next 24 hours.

    April 27, 2019

    The deep depression over southeast Bay of Bengal to the southeast of Sri Lanka is now located near latitude 4.5N, Longitude 88.0E at 05.30 a.m. of 27th April 2019, about 730 km Southeast of Potuvil. It is likely to intensify into a cyclonic storm during next 12 hours and then into a severe cyclonic storm during next 24 hours. The system is very likely to move northwestwards along and off east coast of Sri Lanka and reach north Tamilnadu coast (India) on 30th April 2019 evening. Cloudy skies can be expected over most parts of the island. Showers will occur at several places in Western, Southern, Sabaragamuwa, North-Western and Central provinces. Showers or thundershowers will occur at a few places elsewhere after 2.00 p.m. General public, Naval and fishing communities are requested to be attentive about future advisories issued by the Department of Meteorology in this reg

    WEATHER FORECAST FOR SEA AREAS AROUND THE ISLAND

    The deep depression over southeast Bay of Bengal to the southeast of Sri Lanka is now located near latitude 4.5N, Longitude 88.0E at 05.30 a.m. of 27th April 2019, about 730 km Southeast of Potuvil. It is likely to intensify into a cyclonic storm during next 12 hours and then into a severe cyclonic storm during next 24 hours. The system is very likely to move northwestwards along and off east coast of Sri Lanka and reach north Tamilnadu coast (India) on 30th April 2019 evening. Showers or thundershowers will occur at several places in the sea areas off the coast extending from Puttalam to Trincomalee via Colombo and Hambantota. Winds will be South-westerly to Westerly in the sea area extending from Kankasanturai to Hambantota via Mannar and Colombo and winds will be South-westerly to South-easterly in direction in the other sea areas around the island. Wind speed will be (30-40) kmph in the sea areas off the coast extending from Tangalle to Batticaloa via Pottuvil and in the sea areas off the coast extending from Puttalam to Trincomalee via Mannar and Kankasanturai. Wind speed will be (20-30) kmph in the other sea areas around the island.

    WEATHER FORECAST FOR NEXT 36 HOURS

    The depression over southeast Bay of Bengal to the southeast of Sri Lanka is now located near latitude 2.8N, Longitude 89.7E at 02.00 p.m. of 26th April 2019, about 950 km Southeast of Potuvil. It is likely to intensify into a deep depression and then into a cyclonic storm during next 24 hours. The system is very likely to move northwestwards along and off east coast of Sri Lanka. Cloudy skies can be expected over most parts of the island. Showers or thundershowers will occur at several places in Western, Southern, Sabaragamuwa and Central provinces. Showers or thundershowers will occur at several places elsewhere after 2.00 p.m. Fairly heavy falls about 75 mm can be expected at some places. There may be temporary localized strong winds during thundershowers. General public is kindly requested to take adequate precautions to minimize damages caused by lightning activity. General public, Naval and fishing communities are requested to be attentive about future advisories issued by the Department of Meteorology in this regards.

       Weather Forecast for Main Cities                                                                          Date :    27-Apr-2019

    City        Temperature (0C)            Relative Humidity (%)    Weather

    Max       Min        Max       Min

    Anuradhapura   35           24           90           55           Showers or thundershowers are likely after 2.00p.m

    Batticaloa            33           27           85           65           Showers or thundershowers are likely after 2.00p.m

    Colombo              34           24           85           60           Several spells of showers

    Galle      31           25           85           75           Several spells of showers

    Jaffna    34           26           90           60           Mainly fair

    Kandy   31           21           95           65           Several spells of showers

    Nuwara-Eliya     24           13           90           55           Showers or thundershowers after 2.00p.m

    Ratnapura           34           23           95           65           Several spells of showers

    Trincomalee       34           26           85           60           A few showers

    Mannar                34           26           85           55           Showers or thundershowers after 2.00p.m

    Wind speed will be (50-60) kmph over the deep sea areas to the Southeast of Sri Lanka and can be rough at times as the wind speed can increase up to 70 kmph at times. (The wind speed can increase up to 90 kmph at times in these sea areas after the system develops into a cyclonic storm).

    The fishermen are advised not to venture into deep Bay of Bengal sea areas to the southeast of Sri Lanka until further noticed.

    Naval and fishing communities are requested to be attentive about future advisories issued by the Department of Meteorology in this regard.

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