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Met Dept issues afternoon showers and Heat Index warnings across provinces

By: Isuru Parakrama

March 28, Colombo (LNW): Showers or thundershowers will occur in Western, Southern, Sabaragamuwa, Central, Uva, and North-western provinces after 2.00 p.m, and fairly heavy showers above 75 mm are likely at some places in Western, Southern and Sabaragamuwa provinces, the Department of Meteorology said in its daily weather forecast today (28).

Several spells of showers may occur in Eastern province, the statement added.

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

General 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:
Several spells of showers will occur in the sea areas off the coast extending from Batticaloa to Galle via Hambantota. Showers or thundershowers may occur at a few places in the sea areas off the coast extending from Mannar to Galle via Puttalam and Colombo during the afternoon or night.
Winds will be easterly or variable in direction and wind speed will be (20-30) kmph.
State of Sea:
Sea areas around the island will be slight to moderate.

Meanwhile, heat index, the temperature felt on human body is expected to increase up to ‘Caution level’ at some places in Western, North-western and North-Central provinces and Mannar, Vavuniya, Mullaitivu and Galle districts districts.

The public is urged to stay hydrated and take 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, wear lightweight and white or light-coloured clothing.

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