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Met Dept forecasts showers and thundershowers in select provinces: Caution advised for rising Heat Index

April 07, Colombo (LNW): Showers or thundershowers will occur at a few places in Western and Sabaragamuwa provinces and in Kandy, Nuwara-Eliya, Galle and Matara districts after 2.00 p.m., the Department of Meteorology said in its daily weather forecast today (07).

Misty conditions can be expected at some places in Western, Central, Uva and Sabaragamuwa provinces and in Ampara, 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:
Showers or thundershowers may occur at a few places in the sea areas off the coast extending from Negombo to Matara via Colombo and Galle during the afternoon or night.
Winds will be variable in direction and wind speed will be (15-25) kmph.
State of Sea:
Sea areas around the island will be slight. Temporarily strong gusty winds and very rough seas can be expected during thundershowers.

On the apparent northward relative motion of the sun, it is going to be directly over the latitudes of Sri Lanka during 05th to 15th of April in this year.

The nearest areas of Sri Lanka over which the sun is overhead today (07th) are Kadawatha, Badulla, Lunugala, Kongaspitiya, Bakmitiyawa and Kotmale at about 12:12 noon.

Heat index, the temperature felt on human body is expected to increase up to ‘Caution level’ at some places in Northern, North-Central, Eastern, Western, Sabaragamuwa, North-western and Southern, provinces and Matale, Monaragala 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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