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Extremely Severe Cyclonic Storm ‘FANI’makes a landfall in India’s East Coast

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor May 3, 2019 19:10

Extremely Severe Cyclonic Storm ‘FANI’makes a landfall in India’s East Coast

The Extremely Severe Cyclonic Storm ‘FANI’ over West-central Bay of Bengal to the Northeast of Sri Lanka and it is likely to move north and north-eastwards while moving away from the island. Hence the effect from this system to the island will gradually reduce.

Strong winds up to 50 kmph can be expected over the island, particularly in Northern, Northcentral, North-western, Uva and Southern provinces and in Trincomalee districts.

Showers or thundershowers will occur at times over Sabaragamuwa, Central, Southern, Western, Uva and North-western provinces. Heavy falls of about 100-150 mm can be expected at some places in the above areas.

Showers or thundershowers may occur at several places in Eastern and Northcentral provinces and in the Mannar district. The public, Naval and fishing communities are requested to be attentive about future advisories issued by the Department of Meteorology in this regard.

The Met Department said that showers or thundershowers will occur at times in sea areas extending from Puttalam to Pottuvil via Colombo and Galle and heavy showers are likely at some places. Winds will be South-westerly and speed will be 35-45 kmph and it can increase up to 60 kmph at times over the sea areas around the island.

Wind speed will be 50-60 kmph and wind speed can increase up to 70 kmph at times in the deep sea areas from Mannar to Trincomalee via Kankesanturai and in the sea areas extending from Hambantota to Batticaloa via Pottuvil. Naval and fishing communities are requested to be vigilant in this regard.

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor May 3, 2019 19:10

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