The low-pressure system in the south Andaman Sea is now located over the central Andaman Sea and it is likely to move west-northwestwards and concentrate into a depression over the west-central Bay of Bengal Sea by November 17, the Meteorology Department said.
They said the low-pressure area is likely to continue to move west-northwestwards and reach the South Andra Pradesh coast around November 18.
Therefore, the naval and fishing communities operating in the deep sea areas (east of the island) are advised to be attentive in this regard and to future weather forecasts.
Showers or thundershowers will occur in the sea areas extending from Kankasanturai to Galle via Mannar, Puttalam, and Colombo. Heavy showers will occur in a few places in the other sea areas around the island.
Winds will be south-westerly or westerly and speeds will be 40 to 50 kmph in the sea areas around the island. Wind speeds can increase by up to 55 to 60 kmph in the sea areas extending from Kankasanturai to Hambantota via Mannar, Colombo, and Galle. (Chaturanga Samarawickrama)