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Warning: Heavy showers above 150mm expected in many districts (June 02)

June 02, Colombo (LNW): The prevailing showery conditions are expected to continue in the south-western part of the island, with showers or thundershowers being expected to occur at times in Western, Sabaragamuwa, Central and Southern provinces. Several spells of showers may occur in North-western province, the Department of Meteorology warned in its weather forecast today (02).

Very heavy showers above 150 mm are likely at some places in Western and Sabaragamuwa provinces and in Galle and Matara districts, the statement added.

Showers or thundershowers may occur at several places elsewhere of the island.

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 times in the sea areas off coast extending from Puttalam to Pottuvil via Colombo and Matara. Showers or thundershowers may occur at several places in the other sea areas around the island.
Winds:
Winds will be south-westerly and wind speed will be (30-40) kmph. Wind speed may increase up to (55-65) kmph at times in the sea areas off the coasts extending from Hambanthota to Pottuvil and wind speed may increase up to 50 kmph at times in the sea areas off the coasts extending from Kankasanthurai to Colombo via Mannar and Puttalam and in the sea areas off the coasts extending from Galle to Hambantota via Matara.
State of Sea:
The sea areas off the coasts extending from Hambanthota to Pottuvil can be very rough at times. Naval and fishing communities are advised not to venture into the above seas, until further notice. The sea areas off the coasts extending from Kankasanthurai to Colombo via Mannar and Puttalam and in the sea areas off the coasts extending from Galle to Hambantota via Matara can be rough at times. Waves heights may increase (about 2.0–3.0 m) in the sea areas off the coast extending from Kalpitiya to Pottuvil via Colombo, Galle, and Hambantota (this is not for land area). Naval and fishing communities are also requested to be attentive in this regard. Temporarily strong gusty winds and very rough seas can be expected during thundershowers.

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