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Today’s (Oct 12) weather: Heavy showers above 75 mm expected

By: Isuru Parakrama

Colombo (LNW): Showers or thundershowers will occur over most parts of the island during the afternoon or night, and fairly heavy showers above 75 mm can be expected at some places in Uva, Central, Sabaragamuwa, and Easten provinces, the Department of Meteorology said in its daily weather forecast today (12).

Showers will occur at times in Galle and Matara districts during the morning and a few showers may occur in coastal areas of western province during the morning too, the statement added.

The 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 area extending from Colombo to Hambantota via Galle. Showers or thundershowers may occur at a few places in other sea areas around the island, particularly during afternoon or night.
Winds:
Winds will be southerly to south-westerly and wind speed will be (20-30) kmph. Wind speed can increase up to 40kmph at times in the sea areas off the coast extending from Puttalam to Kankasanthurai via Mannar.
State of Sea:
The sea areas off the coast extending from Puttalam to Kankasanthurai via Mannar will be moderate. Temporarily strong gusty winds and very rough seas can be expected during thundershowers.

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