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Showers expected across several provinces, cautionary Heat Index further advised (April 22)

By: Isuru Parakrama

April 22, Colombo (LNW): Showers or thundershowers will occur at several places in Western, Sabaragamuwa, Central and North-western provinces and in Galle, Matara and Anuradhapura districts after 2.00 p.m., with showers or thundershowers being expected to occur at a few places in Uva and Northern provinces and in Polonnaruwa district during the afternoon or night, the Department of Meteorology said in its daily weather forecast today (22).

Showers or thundershowers will occur in the western coastal areas during the morning too, the statement added.

Misty conditions can be expected at some places in Sabaragamuwa, Central and Uva provinces and in Ampara district 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 will occur at several places in the sea areas off the coast extending from Mannar to Matara via Colombo and Galle.
Winds:
Winds will be westerly or variable and wind speed will be (20-30) 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.

Meanwhile, heat index, the temperature felt on human body is expected to increase up to ‘Caution level’ at some places in Northern, North-central, Western, Sabaragamuwa, Eastern, Southern and North-Western provinces and Monaragala district.

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, and wear lightweight and white or light-coloured clothing.

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