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Depression over Southwest Bay of Bengal enters SL, public urged to take adequate precautions

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The depression over Southwest Bay of Bengal has entered through the east coast of Sri Lanka and it is moving across the country, the Department of Meteorology said in a statement today (25).

Showers or thunder showers will occur at times over most parts of the country. Very heavy showers above 150 mm can be expected at some places in Eastern, Uva, central, Sabaragamuwa, Western, Southern and Northwestern provinces and in Polonnaruwa district.   Fairly heavy showers above 75mm can be expected at some places elsewhere.

Strong gusty winds of about (40-50) kmph can be expected at times over country.

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 depression over Southwest Bay of Bengal has entered through the east coast of Sri Lanka and it is moving across the country. Therefore, Naval and fishing communities are advised not to venture into the deep and shallow sea areas off the coast extending from Galle to Pottuvil via Colombo, Puttalum, Mannar, Kankasanturai, Trincomalee & Batticaloa, and Southwest Bay of Bengal (06N – 14N, 78E – 85E), until further notice. 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 and heavy showers may occur in the sea areas around the Island.Winds:Winds will be northerly to north-westerly and wind speed will be (30-40) kmph. Wind speed may increase up to (55-65) kmph at times in the sea areas off the coast extending from Galle to Pottuvil via Colombo, Puttalum, Mannar, Kankasanturai, Trincomalee & Batticaloa and it will increase up to 50kmph at times in the other sea areas around the Island.State of Sea:The sea areas off the coast extending from  Galle to Pottuvil via Colombo, Puttalum, Mannar, Kankasanturai, Trincomalee & Batticaloa will be rough. The other sea areas around the Island may be  rough at times. Temporarily strong gusty winds and very rough seas can be expected during thundershowers.

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