The cyclonic storm ‘Nada’ is expected to move Northwestward closer to Jaffna peninsula. Due to the active cloudiness in the deep sea areas off the coast extending from Kankasanturai to Batticaloa via Trincomalee, sudden roughness of the sea areas associated with sudden increase of wind speed (up to 70-80kmph) is possible. Naval and fishing communities are requested to be vigilant in this regards. People have been warned to be cautious of possible high tides of up to 3m along the Mannar - Kankasanthurai - Trincomalee - Batticaloa coast.
The Meteorological Department earlier today warned of a deep depression in the southwest Bay of Bengal, likely to intensify into a cyclonic storm during next 12hrs.
The storm, named ‘Nada’ is likely cross the North Tamil Nadu coast on midnight on December 1, the Met. Department said.
It said very strong winds and heavy showers can be expected in the Northern, Eastern and North-central provinces of Sri Lanka as a result of the storm, until December 2.
Below is the Cyclone Nada's latest cloud build up of Batticaloa rains.
Image source: skymetweather.com
Wind: 17.70 km/h