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Showers expected in selected districts, increased heat index across several provinces

By: Isuru Parakrama

March 12, Colombo (LNW): Showers or thundershowers may occur at a few places in Colombo, Kalutara, Ratnapura, Galle and Matara districts in the evening or night, and a few showers are likely in Ampara, Batticaloa and Hambantota districts during the morning, the Department of Meteorology said in its daily weather forecast today (12).

Mainly dry weather will prevail in the other areas of the island, the statement added.

Misty conditions can be expected at some places in Western, Sabaragamuwa and Uva provinces and in Galle and Matara districts during the morning.

Meanwhile, the heat index, the temperature felt on human body is expected to increase up to ‘Caution level’ at some places in Western, North-western, Southern and Sabaragamuwa provinces and in Anuradhapura, Mannar, Trincomalee and Batticaloa districts.

The public is advised to stay hydrated and takes breaks in the shade as often as possible, check up on the elderly and the sick, never leave children unattended, limit strenuous outdoor activities, find shade and stay hydrated, and wear lightweight and white or light-colored clothing.

Marine weather:

Condition of Rain:
Showers or thundershowers may occur at a few places in the sea areas extending from Hambantota to Batticaloa via Pottuvil.
Winds:
Winds will be north-easterly in direction and wind speed will be (20-30)kmph. Wind speed may increase up to (40-45) kmph at times in the sea areas off the coasts extending from Colombo to Kankasanthurai via Puttalam and Mannar and from Matara to Pottuvil via Hambantota.
State of Sea:
The sea areas off the coasts extending from Colombo to Kankasanthurai via Puttalam and Mannar and from Matara to Pottuvil via Hambantota can be fairly rough at times.

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