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Heavy showers and thunderstorms across Sri Lanka: Public caution urged (May 12)

By: Isuru Parakrama

May 12, Colombo (LNW): Showers or thundershowers will occur at several places in most provinces of the island after 2.00 p.m., with heavy showers more than 100mm being expected to occur at some places in Western, Sabaragamuwa, Central and Eastern provinces and in Badulla, Galle and Matara districts, the Department of Meteorology said in its daily weather forecast today (12).

Showers may occur at a few places in the coastal areas of western and Southern provinces during the morning too.

Misty conditions can be expected at some places in Western, Sabaragamuwa and Central 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:
Showers or thundershowers will occur atseveral places in the sea areas off the coast extending from Puttalam to Pottuvil via Colombo, Galle and Hambantota. Showers or thundershowers will occur at several places in the other sea areas around the island during the evening or night.
Winds:
Winds will be south-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.

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