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Continued showery, windy conditions expected across island due to active south west monsoon (May 30)

By: Isuru Parakrama

May 30, Colombo (LNW): The prevailing showery and windy conditions over the island are expected to continue further, due to the active South West Monsoonal condition, and showers, therefore, will occur at times in Western, Sabaragamuwa, Central and Southern provinces, with several spells of showers being expected to occur in North-western province, the Department of Meteorology said in its weather forecast today (30).

Fairly heavy showers above 75 mm are likely at some places in Western and Sabaragamuwa province and in Nuwara-Eliya district.

Showers or thundershowers will occur at a few places in Uva province and in Ampara and Batticaloa districts in the evening or night.

Strong winds of about (50-60) kmph can be expected at times over Western slopes of the central hills and in North-central, Western, Southern and North-western provinces and in Trincomalee and Monaragala districts.

Marine Weather:

The sea areas around the island will be rough or very rough due to the active south-west monsoonal condition. Naval and fishing communities are advised not to venture into the sea areas extending from Kankasanthurai to Pottuvil via Mannar, Colombo, Galle and Hambantota, until further notice and be vigilant in the other sea areas around the island. Waves heights may increase up to (about 2.5 m – 3.5 m) in the sea areas off the coast, extending from Kalpitiya to Pottuvil via Colombo, Galle, and Hambantota. Therefore, there is a possibility that nearshore sea areas extending from Kalpitiya to Matara via Colombo and Galle, may experience surges due to sea waves.
Condition of Rain:
Showers or thundershowers will occur at times in the sea areas off coast extending from Puttalam to Matara via Colombo.
Winds:
Winds will be westerly to south-westerly in the sea areas around the island. Wind speed will be (40-50) kmph and wind speed may increase up to (60-70) kmph at times.
State of Sea:
The sea areas around the island will be rough or very rough at times. Waves heights may increase (about 2.5–3.5 m) in the sea areas off the coast extending from Kalpitiya to Pottuvil via Colombo, Galle, and Hambantota (this is not for land area). Temporarily strong gusty winds and very rough seas can be expected during thundershowers.

Fairly strong winds about (30-40) kmph can be expected at times elsewhere of the island.

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