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More showers, thundershowers expected: Multi-day boats in the Bay of Bengal advised on “Mocha”

By: Isuru Parakrama

Colombo (LNW): showers or thundershowers will occur at times in Western, Sabaragamuwa, Central and North-Western provinces and in Galle and Matara districts, the Department of Meteorology said in its daily weather forecast today (15).

Strong winds about (40-45) kmph can be expected at times over the Island, the statement added.

General public is kindly requested to take adequate precautions to minimise damages caused by temporary localised strong winds and lightning during thundershowers.

Marine Weather:

Condition of Rain:
Showers or thundershowers will occur at several places in the sea areas off the coast extending from Puttalam to Matara via Colombo and Galle.
Winds will be south-westerly over sea area around the island and speed will be (30-40) kmph.  Wind speed may increase up to (55-60) kmph at times in the sea areas around the island.
State of Sea:
The sea areas around the island will be fairly rough to rough, very rough at times. Temporarily strong gusty winds and very rough seas can be expected during thundershowers.

Meanwhile, the extremely severe cyclonic storm “Mocha” located over North-East Bay of Bengal has landed in-between southeast Bangladesh and north Myanmar coasts yesterday noon (14), and it is very likely to weaken into a depression and then into a low-pressure area during the next 24 hours, announced the Natural Hazards Early Warning Centre of the Department.

Naval and fishing communities, therefore, are requested to be vigilant while engaging in fishing and naval activities in the sea areas of the Bay of Bengal and in the sea areas around the island, it added.

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