By: Isuru Parakrama
Colombo (LNW): Several spells of showers may occur in Western and Sabaragamuwa provinces and in Galle and Matara districts, and showers or thundershowers will occur at several places in Eastern, Uva and Central provinces, and in Polonnaruwa and Mullaitivu district during the evening or night, the Department of Meteorology said in its daily weather forecast today (17).
A few showers may occur in Puttalam and Hambantota districts, the statement added.
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 are likely at a few 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 (25-35) kmph. Wind speed can increase up to (50-55) kmph at times in the sea areas off the coast extending from Chilaw to Kankasanthurai via Mannar and from Hambantota to Batticaloa via Pottuvil.|
|State of Sea:|
|The sea areas off the coast extending from Chilaw to Kankasanthurai via Mannar and from Hambantota to Batticaloa via Pottuvil will be rough at times. Temporarily strong gusty winds and very rough seas can be expected during thundershowers.|