COLOMBO, Dec 2 (NNN-XINHUA) – Sri Lanka’s meteorology department, issued a red alert yesterday, for strong winds and rough seas, as a depression developed over the Bay of Bengal sea areas.
Issuing a statement, the department said, fishing and naval communities in the deep and shallow sea areas in the south-west Bay of Bengal must be wary of strong winds and rough seas, as the low-pressure area has developed into a depression.
The weather conditions will turn into a cyclonic storm by tomorrow (Dec 3), the department said.
As a precautionary measure, naval and fishing communities are strongly advised to refrain from venturing into sea areas along the coast for the next 48 hours.
Moreover, individuals currently in these areas are urged to return to the safety of the coast, or seek shelter in safer locations immediately.– NNN-XINHUA