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Weather advisory for strong winds and rough sea areas valid for next 48 hours

Met. DepartmentSouthwest monsoon condition has established over the country and surrounding sea area. hence windy condition is expeeted to continue over the sea areas areound the island.

Fairly strong winds at times (up to 50 -60 kmph) can be expected over the island. These winds can be strengthened during showers.

The sea area off the coast extending from Puttalam to Trincomalee via Kankasanturai and sea area off the coast extending from Galle to Batticaloa via Hambantota can  be very rough at times as the wind speed can increase up to 60-70 kmph at times.
The other sea areas around the island can be rough at times as the wind speed can increase up to 60 kmph at times.
Naval and fishing communities are requested to be vigilant in this regards.


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