Cyclonic storm ‘GAJA’ away from Kankasanturai

(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) –Several spells of light showers will occur in Central, Sabaragamuwa and Western provinces and in Galle and Matara districts. Mainly fair weather will prevail elsewhere.Fairly strong gusty winds up to (40-50) kmph can be expected over the island, particularly in Northern, Eastern, North-central, Central and Southern provinces.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
The Cyclonic storm ‘GAJA’ over the Central Bay of Bengal is now located approximately 870km away from Kankasanturai to the northeast of Sri Lanka, near latitude-13.2N, Longitude-87.2E. It is very likely to move west-southwestwards and intensify further into a Severe Cyclonic Storm during next 24 hours.Due to effect of the above system, winds can be strengthen and seas will be very rough over sea areas off coast extending from Potuvil to Mannar via Trincomalee and Kankasanturai in next few days.Fishermen are advised not to venture into sea areas off coast extending from Potuvil to Mannar via Trincomalee and Kankasanturai from today (13th).Winds will be North-westerly to Westerly over the sea areas around the island and speed will be 30-40 kmph. Sea areas to the North and East of the island will be very rough or high at times as the wind speed can increase up to (70-80) kmph at times. Sea areas off southern coast can be rough at times as the wind speed can increase up to (50-60) kmph.
WEATHER FORECAST FOR NEXT 36 HOURS

Mainly fair weather will prevail over most parts of the island.Fairly strong gusty winds up to (40-50) kmph can be expected over the island, particularly in Northern, Eastern, North-central, Central and Southern provinces.Misty conditions may occur at some places in the Central, Sabaragamuwa and Western provinces during the morning.

Weather Forecast for Main Cities Date : 13-Nov-2018
City Temperature (0C) Relative Humidity (%) Weather
Max Min Max Min
Anuradhapura 31 22 95 65 Mainly fair
Batticaloa 30 24 90 70 Mainly fair
Colombo 31 24 90 60 Mainly fair
Galle 29 24 90 75 Mainly fair
Jaffna 31 23 90 70 A few showers
Kandy 29 20 95 55 Mainly fair
Nuwara-Eliya 20 10 90 50 Mainly fair
Ratnapura 32 22 95 60 A few showers
Trincomalee 30 23 90 70 Mainly fair
Mannar 30 26 85 70 Mainly fair

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