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Thursday, 29 August 2019 - 19:09
Rough seas for 26 hours; warning for fishing community
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The Disaster Management Center requested the fishing community to stay away from fishing activities from 6 am tomorrow (30) to 8 am on the following day (31) due to the threat of strong winds.

The Meteorology Department stated that the wind speeds in the sea areas off the coast extending from Mannar to Batticaloa via Puttalam, Colombo, Matara, Hambantota and Pottuvil could increase to around 70-80 kmph.

Therefore, the sea will be extremely rough at times.

The wind speeds in other sea areas could increase up to 60 to 70 kmph at times and the sea will also be rough from time to time.

The Department has advised the fishing community to refrain from engaging in fishing activities from 6 am tomorrow (30) to 8 am on the following day (31) and requested the Naval community to be extremely vigilant and pay close attention to the activities.

The wind speeds in the Southern Province, Rathnapura and Kalutara Districts and the Central Hills can increase from time to time up to 60 to 70 kmph.

The wind speeds in the rest of the island is likely to increase up to 60 kmph from time to time.
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