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Strong gusty winds, very rough seas expected during thundershowers: Met Dept

By: Isuru Parakrama

Colombo (LNW): Showers will occur at times in Eastern, Uva and North-Central provinces and in Hambantota and Mullaitivu districts, and showers or thundershowers will occur at several places elsewhere during the afternoon or night, said the Department of Meteorology in a statement today (06).

Fairly heavy showers above 50mm are likely at some places in Western and Sabaragamuwa provinces and in Galle, Matara districts.

A few showers may occur in the coastal areas of Colombo, Kalutara and Galle districts during the morning too.

General public is kindly requested to take adequate precautions to minimise damages caused by temporary localised strong winds and lightning during thundershowers.

Marine Weather:

Condition of Rain:
Showers or thundershowers will occur at times in sea areas off the coast extending from Hambantota to Mullaitivu via Pottuvil and Trincomalee. Showers or thundershowers may occur at several places in the other sea areas around the Island in the evening or night.
Winds:
Winds will be north-easterly and wind speed will be (25-35) kmph. Wind speed may increase up to (40-45) kmph at times in the sea areas off the coast extending from Chilaw to Kankasanthurai via Mannar and in sea areas off the coast extending from Hambantota to Pottuvil.
State of Sea:
The sea areas off the coast extending from Chilaw to Kankasanthurai via Mannar and from Hambantota to Pottuvil will be fairly rough at times. The other sea areas around the Island will be moderate. Temporarily strong gusty winds and very rough seas can be expected during thundershowers.

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