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Prevailing showery conditions expected to reduce in several provinces today (Jan 11)

By: Isuru Parakrama

January 11, Colombo (LNW): Prevailing showery conditions are expected to reduce in the Northern, North-Central, Uva and Eastern Provinces after today (11), with showers or thundershowers being expected at times in Eastern and Uva Provinces and Hambantota, Polonnaruwa, Matale and Nuwara Eliya Districts thereof, the Department of Meteorology said in its daily weather forecast today.

Fairly heavy showers about 50 mm are likely at some places in Uva Province and Polonnaruwa and Matale Districts, the statement added, revealing that several spells of showers may occur in Northern province and Anuradhapura district as well.

Showers or thundershowers will occur at several places in Western and Sabaragamuwa provinces and in Kandy, Galle and Matara districts after 1.00 p.m.

The 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 times in the sea areas off the coast extending from Galle to Batticaloa via Hambantota and Pottuvil. Showers or thundershowers will occur at several places in the other sea areas around the island.
Winds:
Winds will be easterly or north-easterly and wind speed will be (30-40) kmph. Wind speed may increase up to (50-60) kmph at times in the sea areas off the coasts extending from Colombo to Kankasanthurai via Puttalam and Mannar and from Galle to Batticaloa via Hambantota and Pottuvil.
State of Sea:
The sea areas off the coasts extending from Colombo to Kankasanthurai via Puttalam and Mannar and in Galle to Batticaloa via Hambantota and Pottuvil can be rough at times. Temporarily strong gusty winds and very rough seas can be expected during thundershowers.

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