By: Isuru Parakrama
Colombo (LNW): The heat index is expected to further increase up to ‘caution’ level at some places in Northern, North-Central and Eastern Provinces, announced the Natural Hazards Early Warning Centre of the Department of Meteorology in a statement.
The public, accordingly, is advised to stay hydrated, check up on the elderly, the sick and children, and limit strenuous outdoor activities and find shade.
Meanwhile, showers or thundershowers will occur at times in Western province and in Galle and Matara districts, and showers or thundershowers will occur at several places in Sabaragamuwa, Central, Eastern and Uva provinces during the evening or night, the Department said in its daily weather forecast today (21).
Strong winds about 40 kmph can be expected at times over North and North-central provinces and in Puttalam district.
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 or thundershowers will occur at times in the sea areas off the coast extending from Colombo to Matara via Galle.
Winds will be south-westerly over sea area around the island and speed will be (20-30) kmph. Wind speed may increase up to (40-50) kmph at times in the sea areasoff the coast extending from Puttalam to Kankasanthurai via Mannar and in the sea areas off the coast extending from Hambantota to Pottuvil.
State of Sea:
The sea areasoff the coast extending from Puttalam to Kankasanthurai via Mannar and in the sea areas off the coast extending from Hambantota to Pottuvil will be rough at times. The sea areas off the coast extending from Puttalam to Hambantota via Colombo and Galle will be fairly rough.
Temporarily strong gusty winds and very rough seas can be expected during thundershowers.