A low-level atmospheric disturbance that developed over the southeast Bay of Bengal area will gradually develop into a low-pressure area turn into a cyclonic storm within the next few days in Sri Lanka.
The country’s Department of Meteorology made the disclosure on Monday.
The fishing and naval communities were requested to be attentive to future forecasts issued by the department in this regard.
The department said that showers or thundershowers would occur at times in Western, Sabaragamuwa, Central, North Western, Southern and Northern provinces and in the Trincomalee District.
Strong winds of about 40-45 kilometres per hour can be expected at times over western and southern coastal areas and in the western slopes of the central hills, according to the department.
The department requested that the general public should take adequate precautions to minimise damages caused by temporary localised strong winds and lightning during thundershowers. (Xinhua/NAN)