Strong winds, rough seas alert | Daily News

Strong winds, rough seas alert

The Meteorology Department has issued a warning of strong wind and rough seas to several provinces, which is valid until 12pm September 19.
According to the warning issued,  “Wind speed can increase up to (60-70) kmphin the deep and shallow sea areas off the coasts extending from Trincomalee to Negombo via Kankasanturai and Puttalam, and in the sea area extending from Matara to Pottuvil via Hambantota. These sea areas can be rough or very rough at times. There is a possibility that near shore sea areas off the coast extending from Kalpitiya to Pottuvil via Colombo, Galle and Hambantota may experience surges due to the effect of swell waves, having 2.5 -3.0m in height.”

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

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