‘Amber’ alert for strong winds, rough seas
The Natural Hazards Early Warning Centre has issued a warning for strong winds and rough seas advisory for several areas until 4.00 pm tomorrow (18).
The ‘amber’ alert is for the deep and shallow sea areas from Kankesanthurai to Puttalam via Mannar and from Galle to Pottuvil via Matara and Hambantota.
It says the wind speed can increase up to between 60 to 70 kmph in these sea areas, which will be rough or very rough at times.
The Centre advises the naval and fishing communities to remain vigilant.