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Today’s (Jan 28) weather: Showery conditions expected in a number of districts

By: Isuru Parakrama

January 28, Colombo (LNW): Showers will occur at times in Eastern and Uva provinces and in Polonnaruwa, Matale and Nuwara-Eliya districts, with a few showers being expected in Anuradhapura, Mullaitivu and Hambantota districts, the Department of Meteorology said in its daily weather forecast today (28).

Showers or thundershowers will occur at few places in Western and Sabaragamuwa provinces and in Galle, Matara and Kandy districts after 2.00 p.m, the statement added.

Fairly strong winds about 40 kmph can be expected at times over the Northern,North-central, Eastern, Central, Uva and Northwestern provinces and Hambantota district.

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

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