An advisory for heavy rain was issued to several provinces, which is valid until November 19th,8:30am .
According to the advisory, “The Deep Depression over Southwest Bay of Bengal is located near latitude 10.5°N and longitude 84.1°E, at 0530hrs of 02 December and about 380 km northeast of Trincomalee. It will develop into a Cyclonic storm by December 03, 2023.The system is expected to move west northwestward near North coast of Sri Lanka towards North Tamil Nadu coast of India by December 04, 2023. Under the influence of the above system, showery and windy weather can be expected in Northern, North-central, Eastern and North-western provinces.”
Heavy showers above 100 mm are likely at some places in the above areas. Strong winds about (40-50) kmph can be expected at times over the Northern, North-central, North-western and Southern provinces and in Trincomalee and Batticaloa districts.