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Today’s (Feb 20) weather: Showers expected in several parts of SL, fair conditions elsewhere

By: Isuru Parakrama

February 20, Colombo (LNW): A few showers may occur in Eastern and Uva provinces in the morning, and showers or thundershowers may occur at a few places in Sabaragamuwa province and in Galle and Matara districts in the evening or night, the Department of Meteorology said in its daily weather forecast today (20),

Mainly fair weather will prevail elsewhere, the statement added.

Fairly strong winds about (30-35) kmph can be expected at times in eastern slopes of the central hills and in North-central, North-western, Uva, Southern and Eastern provinces and in Matale and Kandy districts.

Misty conditions can be expected at some places in Western and Sabaragamuwa 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.

Marine Weather:

Condition of Rain:
Showers or thundershowers may occur at a few places in the sea areas off the coasts extending from Galle to Pottuvil via Hambantota.
Winds:
Winds will be north-easterly and wind speed will be (25-30) kmph. Wind speed may increase up to (40-45) kmph at times in the sea areas off the coasts extending from Galle to Pottuvil via Hambantota and from Colombo to Kankasanthurai via Puttalam.
State of Sea:
The sea areas off the coasts extending from Galle to Pottuvil via Hambantota and from Colombo to Kankasanthurai via Puttalam can be fairly rough at times.

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