Met Dept issues advisory for strong winds and rough seas today

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The Department of Meteorology warned naval and fishing communities of strong winds and rough seas today (14).

Issuing an advisory, the Department reported wind speeds between 30- 40 kmph at sea areas around the island. Wind speed can also increase up to 60- 65 kmph in the sea area extending from Trincomalee to Puttalam via Kankasanturai and Mannar and in the sea areas extending from Galle to Pottuvil via Hambanthota.

Wind speed can also increase up to 50- 60 kmph at times in the sea areas off the coast extending from Puttalam to Galle via Colombo.

The sea area extending from Trincomalee to Puttalam via Kankasanturai and Mannar and in the sea areas extending from Galle to Pottuvil via Hambanthota will be rough to very rough at times.

Other sea areas around the island will be rough at times.

The Department adviced naval and fishing communities to be vigilant in this regard.