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Today’s (Oct 08) weather: Afternoon thunderstorms in several provinces

By: Isuru Parakrama

Colombo (LNW): Atmospheric conditions are favourable for afternoon thunderstorms in Eastern, Uva Northern and North Central provinces, whilst showers or thundershowers will occur at several places in Eastern, Uva, Central, Northern and North-central provinces and in Kurunegala district during the evening or night, the Department of Meteorology said in its daily weather forecast today (08).

Fairly heavy showers above 75 mm can be expected at some places, and several spells of showers will occur in Western, Sabaragamuwa and Southern provinces and in Puttalam district, 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. 

Marine Weather:

Condition of Rain:
Showers or thundershowers will occur at several places in the sea areas off the coast extending from Chilaw to Hambantota via Colombo and Galle.
Winds:
Winds will be southerly or south-westerly and speed will be (20-30) kmph. Wind speed can increase up to (40-45) kmph at times in the sea areas off the coast extending from Puttalam to Kankasanthurai via Mannar, and from Hambantota to Pottuvil.
State of Sea:
The sea areas off the coast extending from Puttalam to Kankasanthurai via Mannar, and from Hambantota to Pottuvil may be fairly rough at times. Temporarily strong gusty winds and very rough seas can be expected during thundershowers.

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