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Thundershowers favoured by atmospheric conditions: Met Dept

By: Isuru Parakrama

Colombo (LNW): The atmospheric conditions are getting favourable for afternoon thundershowers in most parts of the island, and therefore, showers or thundershowers will occur at several places in Western, Sabaragamuwa, North-Central, North-western and Uva provinces and in Galle, Matara, Kandy, Nuwara-Eliya and Mannar districts during the afternoon or night, the Department of Meteorology said in a statement today (16).

Fairly heavy rainfall of about 75mm are likely at some places in Sabaragamuwa province and in Kaluthra, Galle and Nuwara-Eliya districts.

A few showers may occur in the coastal areas of the Eastern province.

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 several places in the sea areas off the coast extending from Puttalam to Hambantota via Colombo and Galle.
Winds will be easterly to south-easterly and wind speed will be (20-30) kmph.
State of Sea:
The sea areas around the island will be slight. Temporarily strong gusty winds and very rough seas can be expected during thundershowers.

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