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Naval and fishing communities in Sri Lanka warned of rough weather August 22,2019   |  Source: Ada Derana

The sea area off Sri Lanka extending from Hambantota to Pottuvil can be very rough at times as the wind speed can increase up to 60-70 kmph at times, the Department of Meteorology said.

Issuing a warning, it also said that the sea area extending from Puttalam to Trincomalee via Mannar and Kankasanturai can be rough at times as the wind speed can increase up to 60 kmph at times.

Wind speeds can increase up to 50 kmph and seas can be fairly rough at times in the other sea areas around the island.

The department states that temporarily strong gusty winds up to 70-80 kmph and very rough seas can be expected during thundershowers.

Naval and fishing communities are requested to be vigilant in this regard.


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