By: Isuru Parakrama
Colombo (LNW): Showers or thundershowers may occur at several places over the island during the evening or night, and showers will occur in Western and Sabaragamuwa provinces and in Galle and Matara districts in the morning too, announced the Department of Meteorology in its daily weather forecast today (29).
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 several places in the sea areas off the coast extending from Puttalam to Matara via Colombo and 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 (40-45) kmph at times in the sea areasoff the coast extending from Puttalam to Kankasanthurai via Mannar and from Matara to Pottuvil via Hambantota.
State of Sea:
The sea areasoff the coast extending from Puttalam to Kankasanthurai via Mannar and from Kalutara to Pottuvil via Galle and Hambantota will be fairly rough at times. The other sea area around the island will be slight to moderate.
Temporarily strong gusty winds and very rough seas can be expected during thundershowers.