By: Isuru Parakrama
Colombo (LNW): Showers will occur at times in Western and Sabaragamuwa provinces and in Puttalam, Kandy, Nuwara-Eliya, Galle and Matara districts, and fairly heavy showers above 50mm are likely at some places in Kalutara, Ratnapura, Galle and Matara districts, the Department of Meteorology said in its daily weather forecast today (14).
Several spells of showers may occur in Hambantota and Kurunegala districts, and showers or thundershowers may occur at a few places in Uva province and in Batticaloa, Ampara 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, Northern, North-central, and North-western provinces and in Trincomalee and Hambantota districts.
General public is kindly requested to take adequate precautions to minimise damages caused by temporary localised strong winds and lightning during thundershowers.
|Showers or thundershowers will occur at several places in the sea areas off the coast extending from Puttalam to Hambantota via Colombo, Galle and Matara.|
|Winds will be south-westerly and speed will be (30-40) kmph. Wind speed can increase up to (50-60) kmph at times in the sea areas off the coast extending from Chilaw to Trincomalee via Mannar and Kankasanthurai and in the sea areas extending from Hambantota to Pottuvil.|
|State of Sea:|
|The sea areas off the coast extending from Chilaw to Trincomalee via Mannar and Kankasanthurai, and in the sea areas extending from Hambantota to Pottuvil can be rough at times. Increase of swell wave heights (about 2.0 – 2.5m) can be expected in the sea areas off the coast extending from Puttalam to Pottuvil, via Colombo, Galle and Hambantota. Temporarily strong gusty winds and very rough seas can be expected during thundershowers.|