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Warning: Prevailing windy, showery conditions expected to continue: Cyclonic storm “Remal” intensified (May 27)

By: Isuru Parakrama

May 27, Colombo (LNW): The prevailing windy conditions is expected to continue further, due to the South West Monsoon condition, and showers or thundershowers, therefore, will occur at times in Western, Sabaragamuwa, Central, North-western and Southern provinces, the Department of Meteorology said in its daily weather forecast today (27).

Fairly heavy showers about 75 mm are likely at some places in Western and Sabaragamuwa provinces and in Nuwara-Eliya district, the statement read.

Showers or thundershowers will occur at several places in Uva and Eastern provinces in the evening or night.

Strong winds of about (50-60) kmph can be expected at times over Western slopes of the central hills and in Northern, North-central, Western, Southern and North-western provinces and in Trincomalee district. Fairly strong winds about (30-40) kmph can be expected at times elsewhere of the island.

Marine Weather:

Condition of Rain:
Showers or thundershowers will occur at times in the sea areas extending from Puttalam to Hambantota via Colombo and Galle. Showers or thundershowers may occur at few places in the sea areas off the coast extending from Hambantota to Batticaloa via Pottuvil.
Winds:
Winds will be south-westerly in the sea areas around the island. Wind speed will be (40-50) kmph and wind speed may increase up to (60-70) kmph at times in the sea areas extending from Trincomalee to Pottuvil via Kankasanthurai, Mannar Colombo, Galle and Hambantota. Wind speed will be (30-40) kmph and can be increased up to (50-60) kmph at times in the other sea areas around the island.
State of Sea:
The sea areas extending from Kankasanthurai to Pottuvil via Mannar, Colombo, Galle and Hambantota will be very rough at times and Naval and fishing communities are advised not to venture into these sea areas, until further notice. The other sea areas around the island will be rough at times, therefore, naval and fishing communities in this sea area are requested to be vigilant in this regard. The swell waves (about 2.5–3.0 m) height (this is not for land area) may increase in the sea areas off the coast extending from Kalpitiya to Pottuvil via Colombo, Galle, and Hambantota. Temporarily strong gusty winds and very rough seas can be expected during thundershowers.

The sea areas extending from Trincomalee to Pottuvil via Kankasanthurai, Kalpitiya, Colombo, Galle and Hambantota will be very rough at times with very strong gusty winds up to (60-70) kmph. Naval and fishing communities are advised not to venture into the above sea areas, until further notice.

Wind speed will be (30-40) kmph and can be increased up to (50-60) kmph at times in the other sea areas around the island.

There is a possibility that near shore sea areas off the coast extending from Kalpitiya to Matara via, Colombo and Galle may experience surges due to swell waves.

Naval and fishing communities are also requested to be attentive to future forecasts issued by the Department in this regard.

Meanwhile, the Meteorology Department warned of the cyclone storm named “Remal” (pronounced “Re-Mal”) over the North Bay of Bengal, which has been intensified into a severe cyclone storm at 05.30 a.m. on May 26.

It is located near 19.5°N and 89.3°E, to the north-east of Sri Lanka, and 1500 km away from Kankasanthurai.

It is very likely to move nearly northwards, intensify further, and cross Bangladesh and adjoining West Bengal (India) coasts by May 26th at midnight.

Very strong winds (60-70) kmph, accompanied with heavy rainfalls and very rough seas are likely over the sea areas around the country and over the South-eastern Arabian Sea areas and Bay of Bengal Sea areas.

Actions Required:

  • Those who are out at aforementioned sea regions are advised to return to coasts or moved safer areas immediately.
  • Fishing and naval community are requested to be attentive to future forecasts issued by the Department in this regard.

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