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Today’s (Oct 17) weather: Heavy showers above 100 mm expected in some areas

By: Isuru Parakrama

Colombo (LNW): The Intertropical Convergence Zone (where winds from the Northern Hemisphere and Southern Hemisphere converge) is affecting the island’s weather, and due to its influence, the current rainy conditions of the island are expected to be enhanced, the Department of Meteorology said in its daily weather forecast today (17).

Showers or thundershowers will occur over most parts of the island after 2.00 p.m., and heavy showers above 100 mm can be expected at some places in Uva, Sabaragamuwa and Central provinces, the statement added.

Showers may occur in coastal areas of Western, Southern and Eastern provinces and in Mannar and Jaffna districts during the morning too.

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 Puttalam to Pottuvil via Kankasanthurai, Trincomalee and Batticaloa. Showers or thundershowers will occur at a few places in the other sea areas around the island, particularly during evening or night.
Winds:
Winds will be south-westerly or variable in direction and wind speed will be (20-30) kmph.
State of Sea: The sea areas around the island will be slight.
Temporarily strong gusty winds and very rough seas can be expected during thundershowers.

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