Cyclonic storm over Bay of Bengal today | Daily News


Cyclonic storm over Bay of Bengal today

The Department of Meteorology stated that, the low pressure area over south east Bay of Bengal has developed into a depression and lay centred at 05.30 a.m. of today, the 16th May 2020, near latitude 10.4°N and longitude 87.0°E, about 670 km North-east of Trincomalee. It is very likely to intensify rapidly into a cyclonic storm of today (16th) and further into a severe cyclonic storm during subsequent 24 hours. It is very likely to move north-northwestwards initially till 17th and then re-curve north-northeastwards towards west Bengal coast during 18th to 20th May.

Due to the influence of the system the prevailing showery condition over the island particularly in the south-western part is likely to continue further. Very heavy showers above 150mm are likely at some places. Wind speed can be increase up to (40-50) kmph at times over the island.

Showers or thundershowers will occur in Southern, Western, Sabaragamuwa and Central provinces with isolated very heavy showers exceeding 150mm.

Showers or thundershowers will occur elsewhere particularly in Uva and Eastern provinces in the evening or night.

General public is requested to take adequate precautions to minimize damages caused by lightning activity during thundershowers

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