The Meteorology Department today issued a weather advisory for naval and fishing communities in the deep sea areas as the low pressure over east-central Arabian Sea is likely to grow and move west-northwestwards.
“Heavy showers or thundershowers will occur at times in the sea areas extending from Mannar to Batticaloa via Kankasanturai and Trincomalee. The wind speed can increase up to (50-60) kmph at times in the sea area extending from Mannar to Trincomalee via Kankasanturai. The wind speed can increase up to (50-55) kmph at times in the sea area extending from Galle to Hambantota via Matara.,” the Department said.
Bay of Bengal: the low-pressure area located to the north-east of Sri Lanka in the Bay of Bengal is moving westwards and will reach south Andhra Pradesh and adjoining north Tamil Nadu coasts today.
Arabian Sea: The low pressure over east-central Arabian Sea is likely to move west-northwestwards and become more marked during next 48 hours.
Naval and fishing communities are advised not to venture the sea areas extending from Mannar to Trincomalee via Kankasanturai next 24 hours. Naval and fishing communities operating in the other sea areas are advised to be vigilant in this regard.