The Met Department says that cyclone “Jaal” which had developed in the Bay of Bengal has neared Sri Lanka.
The Met Department said the cyclone is about 550 kilometers away from Mullaitivu. It is believed that it would move towards South India. Thundershowers are expected off the seas of Trincomalee, Mullaitivu, Jaffna Vavuniya, Anuradhapura and Mannar. Duty Forecaster Chaminda de Silva said that showers accompanied by winds could be experienced in other areas of the country.