Showers or thundershowers will occur at times in Eastern, Uva and North-central provinces and in Hambantota district, and at several places elsewhere over the island during the afternoon or night, announced the Department of Meteorology in a statement today (23).
General public is kindly requested to take adequate precautions to minimise damages caused by temporary localised strong winds and lightning during thundershowers.
|Condition of Rain:|
|Showers will occur at times in the sea areas off the coast extending from Hambanthota to Kankasanthurai via Batticaloa, Trincomalee and Mullaitivu.|
|Winds will be north-easterly and wind speed will be (25-35) kmph. Wind speed may increase up to (40-45) kmph at times over the sea areas off the cost extending from Colombo to Galle via Puttalam, Kankasanthurai, Trincomalee, Batticaloa and Hambantota.|
|State of Sea:|
|Sea areas off the coast extending from Colombo to Galle via Puttalam, Kankasanthurai, Trincomalee, Batticaloa and Hambantota, will be fairly rough at times. The other sea areas around the island may be slight to moderate. Temporarily strong gusty winds and very rough seas can be expected during thundershowers.|