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Today’s (June 10) weather: Showers expected in Western and Central Sri Lanka, strong winds likely

June 10, Colombo (LNW): Several spells of showers will occur in Western, Sabaragamuwa and North-western provinces and in Kandy, Nuwara Eliya, Galle and Matara districts, the Department of Meteorology said in its daily weather forecast today (10).

Fairly heavy showers above 50 mm are likely at some places in Sabaragamuwa province and in Nuwara Eliya district.

Showers or thundershowers may occur at a few places in Uva province in the evening or night.

Strong winds of about (40-50) kmph can be expected at times over Western slopes of the central hills, Northern, North-central and North-western provinces and in Trincomalee, Hambantota and Monaragala districts.

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 several places in the sea areas off the coast extending from Puttalam to Hambantota via Colombo and Galle.
Winds:
Winds will be south-westerly and wind speed will be (30-40) kmph. Wind speed may increase up to (55-60) kmph at times in the sea areas off the coasts extending from Trincomalee to Puttalam via Kankasanthurai, Mannar and from Hambantota to Batticaloa via Pottuvil.
State of Sea:
The sea areas off the coasts extending from Trincomalee to Puttalam via Kankasanthurai, Mannar and from Hambantota to Batticaloa via Pottuvil can be rough at times. Naval and fishing communities are requested to be attentive in this regard. Temporarily strong gusty winds and very rough seas can be expected during thundershowers.

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