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    Cyclonic storm ‘GAJA’ to move away from island today Featured

    November 16, 2018

    The Severe Cyclonic storm ‘GAJA’ over the Southwest Bay of Bengal is likely to move away from the country by today (16), the Department of Meteorology stated.Hence windy and showery condition in the Northern part of the island and Northern sea area is expected to reduce gradually from this evening.

    The Severe Cyclonic storm ‘GAJA’ over the Southwest Bay of Bengal further moved west-southwestwards and crossed Thamilnadu and Puducherry coast of South India during 00.30a.m and 02.30a.m. on 16 November. The system is located near latitude-10.4N, Longitude-79.7E at 02.30a.m. on November 2018, approximately 75 km away from Kankasanturai to the north-northwest of Sri Lanka.The system is very likely to move westwards and weaken gradually into a cyclonic storm during next 06 hours.The system is likely to move away from the country by today (16th). Hence windy and showery condition in the Northern part of the island and Northern sea area is expected to reduce gradually from today evening.Showers or thundershowers will occur at times over the Northern province and in Puttalam district. Heavy falls above 100mm can be expected in the Jaffna peninsula.Several spells of showers will occur in Anuradhapura district.Showers may occur in the western coastal areas.

    Showers or thundershowers will occur at several places in Central, Sabaragamuwa and Uva provinces after 2.00.p.m.High winds (70-80) kmph, gusting up to 100kmph can be expected over Northern province, particularly over the Jaffna peninsula and strong winds (50-60) kmph, gusting up to 70kmph can be expected over Puttalam and Anuradhapura districts in the morning.Misty conditions may occur at some places in the Central, Sabaragamuwa and Western provinces during the morning.

    WEATHER FORECAST FOR SEA AREAS AROUND THE ISLAND DURING

    The Severe Cyclonic storm ‘GAJA’ over the Southwest Bay of Bengal further moved west-southwestwards and crossed Thamilnadu and Puducherry coast of South India during 00.30a.m and 02.30a.m. on 16 November. The system is located near latitude-10.4N, Longitude-79.7E at 02.30a.m. on November 2018, approximately 75 km away from Kankasanturai to the north-northwest of Sri Lanka.The system is very likely to move westwards and weaken gradually into a cyclonic storm during next 06 hours.The system is likely to move away from the country by today (16th). Hence windy and showery condition in the Northern sea areas is expected to reduce gradually from today evening.Fishermen are advised not to venture into sea areas off coast extending from Trincomalee to Puttalam via Kankasanturai and Mannar.Showers or thundershowers will occur in the sea areas off the coast extending from Trincomalee to Puttalam via Kankasanturai. Heavy showers or thundershowers can be expected in the sea areas off the coast extending from Mullaitivu to Mannar via Kankasanturai.Winds will be North-westerly to Westerly over the sea areas around the island and speed will be 30-40 kmph.High winds (80 - 90) kmph, gusting up to 110kmph can be expected over the sea areas off the coast extending from Mullaitivu to Mannar via Kankasanturai will be very rough at times from today evening.Sea areas off the coast extending from Batticaloa to Mullaitivu via Trincomalee can be rough at times as the wind speed can increase up to (60-70) kmph.Sea areas off southern coast can be fairly rough at times as the wind speed can increase up to 50 kmph.

    WEATHER FORECAST FOR NEXT 36 HOURS

    The Severe Cyclonic storm ‘GAJA’ over the Central Bay of Bengal is now located approximately 265km away from Kankasanturai to the northeast of Sri Lanka, near latitude-11.2N, Longitude-82.0E at 11.30a.m. on 15th November. It is very likely to move west-southwestwards.

    The system is expected to cross South Tamil Nadu coast and the center of the system is very likely to move approximately 120km away from the northern coast of Sri Lanka during today (15th) evening.The system is likely to move away from the country by tomorrow (16th). Hence windy and showery condition in the Northern part of the island and Northern sea area is expected to reduce gradually from tomorrow evening.

    Sea water inundation may occur in the low lying areas in the near coast from Mannar to Kankasanturai.
    Showers or thundershowers will occur at times over the Northern province. Very heavy falls above 150mm can be expected in the Jaffna peninsula and in Killinochchi district during tonight and tomorrow. Heavy falls above 100mm can be expected in other areas in the Northern province.Several spells of showers will occur in Anuradhapura and Puttalam districts.Showers or thundershowers will occur at several places in Central, Sabaragamuwa and Uva provinces after 2.00.p.m.High winds (70-80) kmph, gusting up to 100kmph can be expected over Northern province, particularly over the Jaffna peninsula.Strong winds (50-60) kmph, gusting up to 70kmph can be expected over Puttalam and Anuradhapura districts.Misty conditions may occur at some places in the Central, Sabaragamuwa and Western provinces during the morning.
    Weather Forecast for Main Cities Date : 16-Nov-2018
    City Temperature (0C) Relative Humidity (%) Weather
    Max Min Max Min
    Anuradhapura 32 23 95 60 Mainly fair
    Batticaloa 31 24 95 60 Mainly fair
    Colombo 31 24 95 70 A few showers
    Galle 30 25 95 75 A few showers
    Jaffna 30 23 95 60 Showers or thundershowers
    Kandy 30 21 95 60 Showers or thundershowers are likely after 2.00p.m
    Nuwara-Eliya 21 11 90 55 Showers or thundershowers are likely after 2.00p.m
    Ratnapura 31 24 95 65 Showers or thundershowers are likely after 2.00p.m
    Trincomalee 31 23 95 60 Several spells of showers
    Mannar 30 24 95 70 Showers or thundershowers

     

     

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