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Deep depression over Southwest Bay of Bengal to develop into a cyclonic storm

By: Isuru Parakrama

Colombo (LNW): The Deep Depression over Southwest Bay of Bengal located near latitude 11.2°N and longitude 82.7°E, at 2330hrs of 02 December and about 330 km northeast of Jaffna will develop into a Cyclonic storm during next 12 hours, the Department of Meteorology warned in its daily weather forecast today (03).

The system is moving away from the island near the northern coast of Sri Lanka, towards North Tamil Nadu coast of India by December 04, 2023, the statement went on, adding that thereafter, it would move northwards as a Cyclonic Storm and cross South Andhra Pradesh coasts December 05, 2023. 

Cloudy skies can be expected over Northern, North-central and Eastern provinces, it added.

Showers or thundershowers will occur at times in Northern and North-central provinces and in Trincomalee and Batticaloa districts. Fairly heavy showers above 75 mm are likely at some places.

Several spells of showers will occur in Sabaragamuwa province and in Kandy and Nuwara eliya districts.

Showers or thundershowers will occur at several places in Uva province and in Ampara and Hambantota districts after 01.00 p.m.

Showers may occur in Western province and in Galle and Matara districts during the morning.

Strong winds about (40-50) kmph can be expected at times over the Northern, North-central, North-western and Southern provinces and in Trincomalee and Batticaloa districts.

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

Marine Weather:

The Deep Depression over Southwest Bay of Bengal located near latitude 11.2°N and longitude 82.7°E, at 2330hrs of 02 December and about 330 km northeast of Jaffna. It will develop into a Cyclonic storm during next 12 hours. The system is moving away from the island near the northern coast of Sri Lanka, towards North Tamil Nadu coast of India by December 04, 2023. Thereafter, it would move northwards as a Cyclonic Storm and cross South Andhra Pradesh coasts December 05, 2023.  It is dangerous to engage in activities in the sea areas off the coast extending from Mannar to Pottuvil via Kankasanthurai, Trincomalee and Batticaloa. Therefore, Naval and fishing communities are advised not to venture into the above sea areas until further notice. Naval and fishing communities are engaged in activities in the sea areas off the coast extending from Galle to Pottuvil via Matara are request to be vigilant. Fishing and naval community are requested to be attentive to future forecasts issued by the Department of Meteorology in this regard.
Condition of Rain:
Showers or thundershowers will occur at times in the sea areas off the coast extending from Puttalam to Pottuvil via Mannar, Kankasanthurai and Trincomalee. Showers or thundershowers will occur at several places in the other sea areas around the island.
Winds:
Winds will be north-westerly or South- westerly and wind speed will be (30-40) kmph in the sea areas around the island. Wind speed may increase up to (60-70) kmph in the sea areas off the coast extending from Mannar to Pottuvil via Kankasanthurai, Trincomalee and Batticaloa and up to (50-60) kmph in the sea areas off the coast extending from Galle to Pottuvil via Hambantota.
State of Sea:
The sea areas off the coast extending from Mannar to Pottuvil via Kankasanthurai, Trincomalee and Batticaloa will be very rough at times.  The sea areas off the coast extending from Galle to Pottuvil via Hambantota can be rough at times and the other sea areas around the Island can be fairly rough at times. Temporarily strong gusty winds and very rough seas can be expected during thundershowers.

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