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Temporary relief expected from dry weather as showers forecasted in Eastern and Uva Provinces

By: Isuru Parakrama

February 26, Colombo (LNW): The prevailing dry weather condition in Eastern and Uva provinces is expected to temporarily change from today (26), the Department of Meteorology said in its daily weather forecast today.

Showers will occur at times in Nuwara-Eliya, Matale and Polonnaruwa districts, the statement added.

Several spells of showers will occur in Eastern and Uva provinces.

Showers or thundershowers may occur at a few places in Western and Sabaragamuwa provinces and in Kandy, Galle and Matara districts in the evening or night.

Fairly strong winds about (30-40) kmph can be expected at times in eastern slopes of the central hills and in Northern, North-central, Southern, North-western, Uva and Eastern provinces.

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 Trincomalee to Pottuvil via Batticaloa.
Winds:
Winds will be north-easterly and wind speed will be (25-35) kmph. Wind speed may increase up to (50-55) kmph at times in the sea areas off the coasts extending from Colombo to Kankasanthurai via Puttalam and Mannar and from Galle to Hambantota via Matara. Wind speed may increase up to (40-45) kmph at times in the sea areas off the coasts extending from Kankasanthurai to Hambantota via Trincomalee and Pottuvil.
State of Sea:
The sea areas off the coasts extending from Colombo to Kankasanthurai via Puttalam and Mannar and from Galle to Hambantota via Matara can be rough at times. The sea areas off the coasts extending from Kankasanthurai to Hambantota via Trincomalee and Pottuvil can be fairly rough at times. Temporarily strong gusty winds and very rough seas can be expected during thundershowers.

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