Mahasena heading for North
The Cyclonic Storm Mahasena in the South-east Bay of Bengal was
centered about 700km to the East of Mullaitivu as at yesterday noon, the
Meteorology Department said. It added the storm will intensify further
and most likely move in the North-westward direction.
As such the coastal areas extending from Jaffna to Hambantota via
Batticaloa will experience strong winds, rough conditions and
intermittent rain. Under the influence of the system fairly strong
South-westerly winds can be expected over Sri Lanka and the
neighbourhood,” it forecasts.
It requested the Navy and fisher folk not venture into the seas on
the East coast.
It further said there will be intermittent showers in the Western,
Sabaragamuwa and Central provinces and Galle and Matara districts today.
Showers or thundershowers can be expected in the Northern and Eastern
parts of the country during next few days.