APCEDI AlertTropical WTIO21 #1: Tropical stroam forming off Sri Lanka
The Joint Typhoon Warning Centre has issued a Cyclone Formation Alert WTIO21 for a Tropical Depression off the Southeast Coast of Sri Lanka. Normally this would not merit an APCEDI Alert. However, given the critical situation with the tsunami and recent floods, this small tropical storm could greatly affect tsunami relief efforts especially in southern areas of Sri Lanka. Already bands of heavy rains are moving into hard hit Ampara District. This could result in widespread coastal and inland flooding from Batticaloa though to Galle.