The Met Department says that Cyclonic storm AMPHAN over south east Bay of Bengal and neighbourhood, has intensified into a Severe Cyclonic Storm and was about 610 km North-east of Trincomalee. It is expected to intensify further into a Severe Cyclonic Storm during next 12 hours. It is very likely to move North wards during next 24 hours and then re-curve north-northeastwards towards west Bengal coast on Wednesday.
Due to the influence of the system the prevailing showery condition over the island particularly in the south-western part is likely to continue further. Very heavy showers above 150mm are likely at some places. Wind speed can be increase up to 60 kmph at times over the island. Cloudy skies can be expected over the island.
Showers or thundershowers will occur in Southern, Western, Sabaragamuwa, Central and North-western provinces with isolated very heavy showers exceeding 150mm.
Showers or thundershowers will occur at several places in North-central and Uva provinces and Mannar District.