Met. Dept. warning: Rough Sea, Strong Wind | Daily News


Met. Dept. warning: Rough Sea, Strong Wind

The Meteorology Department has issued a warning of strong wind and rough seas to several provinces, which is valid until 9am September 12.
According to the warning issued, “Wind speed can increase up to (60-70) kmph in the sea areas off the coast extending from Puttalam to Kankasanturai via Mannar.Wind speed can increase up to (60-65) kmph in  the  sea  areas  extending  from  Matara  to Pottuvil via Hambanthota. These sea areas can be rough to very rough at times.The  other  sea  areas  can  be fairly rough  at times  as  the  wind  speed  can  increase  up  to (50-55) kmph.There is a possibility that near shore sea areas off  the  coast  extending  from Puttalamto Hambantota   via Colombo   and Galle,   may experiencesurges  due  tothe  effect  of  swell waves, having 2.5 –3.0 m height.Fishing andnaval communities.”

The Department requests the Naval and fishing communities to be vigilant in this regard.

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