Apr 30, 2019

FANI reaches Trinco: Warnings issued

The Very Severe Cyclonic Storm named ‘FANI’ (pronounced as FONI) over Southwest Bay of Bengal to the Northeast of Sri Lanka, was located near latitude 11.7N, Longitude 86.5E at 05.30 a.m. of 30th April 2019, about 670 km northeast of Trincomalee. It is likely to intensify further into an Extremely Severe Cyclonic Storm during next 36 hours and move north-northeastwards.

Cloudy skies, Strong winds and showery conditions are expected to continue over the island and surrounding sea areas.

Strong winds up to 60 km/h can be expected over the island, particularly in Central hilly areas, Northern, North central, Uva and Southern provinces and in Puttalam, Trincomalee and Ampara districts.

Showers or thundershowers will occur at times over most parts of the island. Very heavy falls above 150 mm can be expected at some places in the Uva, Sabaragamuwa, Central, Southern, Western and North-western provinces and in Mannar district and also heavy falls about 100 mm also likely at some places elsewhere.

General public, Naval and fishing communities are requested to be attentive about future advisories issued by the Department of Meteorology in this regards.