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Monday, 04 December 2017 - 15:39
Warning: Wind speed surrounding sea areas to rise
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Met Department says that the low-pressure area in the South-east Bay of Bengal sea area is now located nearly 1300km away from Sri Lanka.
 
It is likely to develop into a depression during next 24 hours.
 
The system is likely to move west-northwestward towards North Tamil Nadu – South Andra Pradesh across the Central Bay of Bengal during next 3-4 days.
 
This system is likely to move closer to Sri Lanka tomorrow and day after.
 
Wind speed can be increased over the country and surrounding sea areas and the Bay of Bengal sea areas is likely to increase during next few days particularly from tomorrow.
 
It is expected that the wind speed can increase up to 70-80kmph in the deep and shallow sea areas around the island, 90-100kmph over the Bay of Bengal and 50-60kmph over the island, particularly Northern and Eastern Provinces.
 
Furthermore, intermittent showers, strong gusty winds, and rough sea areas are expected over the Bay of Bengal and the sea areas around the Island.
 
The Met Department said that therefore Naval and fishing activities in this sea areas are unsafe.

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