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Prevailing showery conditions expected to enhance

By: Isuru Parakrama

Colombo (LNW): Prevailing showery condition over the South Western parts of the Island is expected to be temporarily enhanced during the next few days, announced the Department of Meteorology in its daily weather forecast today (02).

Showers will occur at times in Western, Sabaragamuwa, North-western and Northern provinces and in Kandy, Nuwara-Eliya, Galle and Matara districts, and fairly heavy showers above 75 mm are likely at some places, it added.

Showers or thundershowers will occur at several places in Uva province and in Ampara and Batticaloa districts during the evening or night.

Fairly strong winds about (40-45) kmph can be expected at times in Western slopes of the central hills, North-central province and in Puttalam, Hambantota and Trincomalee districts.

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 the sea areas off the coast extending from Trincomalee to Matara via Mullaitivu, Kankasanthurai, Mannar, Puttalam, Colombo and Galle.  A few showers will occur in the other sea areas around the island.
Winds:
Winds will be south-westerly and speed will be (30-40) kmph. Wind speed may increase up to (50-60) kmph at times in the sea areas off the coast extending from Hambantota to Pottuvil and sea areas off the coast extending from Trincomalee to Puttalam via Kankasanthurai and Mannar.
State of Sea:
The sea areas off the coast extending from Hambantota to Pottuvil and sea areas off the coast extending from Trincomalee to Puttalam via Kankasanthurai and Mannar will be rough at times. The sea areas off the coast extending Puttalam to Hambantota via Colombo and Galle will be moderate. Temporarily strong gusty winds and very rough seas can be expected during thundershowers.

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