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Enhanced showery conditions due to atmospheric disturbance (May 13)

By: Isuru Parakrama

May 13, Colombo (LNW): Due to a low-level atmospheric disturbance in the vicinity of Sri Lanka, showery condition is expected to be enhanced during the next few days, the Department of Meteorology said in its daily weather forecast today (12).

Showers or thundershowers will occur at several places in most provinces of the island after 1.00 p.m., with heavy showers above 100mm being likely to occur at some places in Western, Sabaragamuwa, Central, North-western and Uva provinces and in Galle and Matara districts, the statement added.

Showers may occur at a few places in the coastal areas of Eastern and Southern provinces during the morning as well.

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 Trincomalee to Galle via Batticaloa, Pottuvil, 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. Wind speed may increase up to 40-45 kmph at times in the sea areas off the coasts extending from Kankasanthurai toTrincomalee via Mullaitivu.
State of Sea:
The sea areas off the coasts extending from Kankasanthurai toTrincomalee via Mullaitivu can be fairly rough at times. The other 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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