By: Isuru Parakrama
Showers or thundershowers will occur at times in Northern, North-central and Eastern provinces, and fairly heavy showers above 50mm are likely at some places in Northern province, the Department of Meteorology said in its daily weather forecast today (16).
Showers or thundershowers will occur at several places in Uva and Central provinces after 02.00 p.m, the statement added.
Several spells of showers may occur in North-western, Western, Sabaragamuwa and Southern provinces.
The 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 or thundershowers will occur at times in the sea areas off the coast extending from Mannar to Pottuvil via Kankasanthurai and Trincomalee. Showers or thundershowers will occur at a few places in the other sea areas around the Island.|
|Winds will be South-westerly in the sea areas off the coast extending from Matara to Batticaloa via Hambantota and Pottuvil. Winds will be Northerly to North-westerly in the other sea areas around the island. Wind speed will be (20-30) kmph Wind speed can increase up to (40-50)kmph at times in the sea areas off the coast extending from Hambantota to Pottuvil and from Puttalam to Kankasanthurai via Mannar.|
|State of Sea:|
|The sea areas off the coast extending from Hambantota to Pottuvil and from Puttalam to Kankasanthurai via Mannar can be fairly rough at times. The other sea areas around the island will be slight to moderate. Temporarily strong gusty winds and very rough seas can be expected during thundershowers.|