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Showers, thundershowers further expected in multiple provinces, Heat Index reaches ‘Caution’ level (April 23)

By: Isuru Parakrama

April 23, Colombo (LNW): Showers or thundershowers will occur at several places in Western, Sabaragamuwa, Central, Uva and North-western provinces and in Galle and Matara districts after 2.00 p.m., with showers or thundershowers being expected to occur at a few places in North-central and Northern provinces during the afternoon or night, the Department of Meteorology said in its daily weather forecast today (23).

Showers or thundershowers will occur over the coastal areas of Puttalam to Galle via Colombo during the morning too, the statement added.

Fairly heavy showers about 75 mm are likely at some places in Western and Sabaragamuwa provinces and in Galle and Matara districts.

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 Puttalam to Matara via Colombo and Galle.
Winds will be southwesterly 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 further 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, therefore, is advised 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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