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Weather Alert: Heavy showers about 100 mm, strong winds to batter South-Western Sri Lanka today (June 03): Public urged to take precautions

June 03, Colombo (LNW): The prevailing showery conditions are expected to continue in the south-western part of the island today. the Department of Meteorology said in its daily weather forecast today (03).

Showers or thundershowers will occur at times in Western, Sabaragamuwa, Central, Southern and North-western provinces.

Heavy showers about 100mm are likely at some places in Western and Sabaragamuwa provinces and in Galle and Matara districts.

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

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, Galle and Matara.  Showers or thundershowers may occur at a few 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 Kankasanthurai to Puttalam via Mannar and from Hambanthota to Pottuvil, and wind speed may increase up to 50 kmph at times in the sea areas off the coasts extending from in the sea areas off the coasts extending from Galle to Hambanthota via Matara.
State of Sea:
The sea areas off the coasts extending from Kankasanthurai to Puttalam via Mannar, and from Hambanthota to Pottuvil can be very rough at times. The sea areas off the coasts extending from Galle to Hambanthota 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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