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Today’s (Oct 15) weather: Heavy showers above 75mm expected

By: Isuru Parakrama

Colombo (LNW): Showers or thundershowers will occur over most parts of the island after 2.00 p.m, and fairly heavy showers above 75 mm can be expected at some places in Uva and Eastern provinces, the Department of Meteorology said in its daily weather forecast today (15).

Showers may occur in coastal areas of the western and southern provinces and in Puttalam and Mannar districts during the morning too, the statement added.

Misty conditions can be expected at some places in Central, Sabaragamuwa and Uva provinces during the morning.

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 areas off coast extending from Kankasanthurai to Matara via Mannar, Puttalam, Colombo and Galle.
Winds:
Winds will be 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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