Dec 01, 2020

Met. Dept issues weather alert 

The Depression over the south-east Bay of Bengal lay centered 590 km east-southeast to Trincomalee at 2330hrs yesterday (30), stated the Department of Meteorology.

The system is very likely to intensify into a deep depression during the next 06 hours and likely to intensify further into a cyclonic storm during the subsequent 12 hours. This system is very likely to move west-northwestwards and cross eastern coast of Sri Lanka between Batticaloa and Mullaitivu around tomorrow (02) evening.

Showers or thundershowers at times will occur in the Eastern, Northern, Northern-central, and Uva provinces and in Hambanthota and Matale districts. Heavy rainfall above 100mm can be expected at some places.

Showers may occur at several places in North-western province.