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Met Dept issues red notice on strong winds and swell waves

Winds will be westerly to south-westerly and wind speed will be (30-40) kmph, while the wind speed can increase up to (60-70) kmph in the sea areas off the coast extending from Colomboto Pottuvil via Galle and Hambantota and increase up to (50-60) kmph in the sea areas off the coast extending from Puttalam to Colombo, the Department of Meteorology warned.

The sea areas off the coast extending from Colomboto Pottuvil via Galle and Hambantota will be very rough. The sea areas off the coast extending from Puttalam to Colombo will be rough. The other sea areas around the island will be moderate.

There is a possibility to increase swell waves (about 2.5 – 3.5 m) in the sea areas off the coast extending from Puttalam to Pottuvil via Colombo, Galle and Hambantota. There is a possibility that near shore sea areas off the coast extending from Puttalam to Matara via Colombo and Galle, may experience surges due to swell waves.

It is advised not to venture in fishing and naval activities in the sea areas off the coast extending from Colombo to Hambantota via Galle within the next 24 hours.

MIAP

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