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Cyclonic storm conditions

The Department of Meteorology forecasted that the depression area in the southeast Bay of Bengal has concentrated into a deep depression and is expected to develop into a cyclonic storm that would very likely cross Sri Lanka. Due to this situation, the rainy and windy condition is expected to enhance considerably over the island.

The storm weather condition is likely to move west-northwestwards and cross the eastern coast of Sri Lanka between Batticaloa and Point Pedro around evening/night today (2).

Intermittent showers/thunderstorms are forecasted to occur in the Eastern, Northern, North Central, North Western, Central, and Sabaragamuwa Provinces.

Rainfall above 100 mm and 200 mm is to be expected at some places, with showers or thunderstorms expected at times elsewhere.

Very strong gusty winds of 80-90 kmph is predicted in Northern, North Central, Eastern, North Western, Western, Central, and Sabaragamuwa Provinces.

Strong gusty winds of 60-70 kmph are to be expected elsewhere.

Eastern Province Governor Anuradha Yahampath has noted that the District Disaster Management Units and the Divisional Secretariat Disaster Management teams are on standby to handle any impending natural disasters that could be caused, ranging from flash floods, high wind, and heavy rain to lightning accidents.