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Today’s (Jan 07) weather: Showery condition expected to enhance over several provinces

By: Isuru Parakrama

January 07, Colombo (LNW): Showery weather condition is expected to enhance over Northern, North-central, Eastern and Uva provinces from today (07), the Department of Meteorology said in its daily weather forecast today.

Showers will occur at times in Eastern and Northern provinces, with several spells of showers being expected in North-central and Uva provinces.

Showers or thundershowers will occur at several places in other areas of the island after 1.00 p.m.

Fairly heavy showers above 75 mm are likely at some places in Western, Sabaragamuwa Southern and Central provinces.

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

The 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 may occur at several places in the sea areas off the coast extending from Kankasanthurai to Hambantota via Trincomalee, Batticaloa and Pottuvil.  Showers or thundershowers can occur in the other sea areas around the island during the evening or night.
Winds:
Winds will be easterly or north-easterly and wind speed will be (20-30) kmph. Wind speed may increase up to 40 kmph at times in the sea areas off the coasts extending from Colombo to Kankasanthurai via Puttalam and Mannar.
State of Sea:
The sea areas off the coasts extending from Colombo to Kankasanthurai via Puttalam and Mannar can be moderate at times. Temporarily strong gusty winds and very rough seas can be expected during thundershowers.

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