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Heavy showers, strong winds expected in multiple provinces: Dept

June 23, Colombo (LNW): Showers will occur at times in Western, Sabaragamuwa and North-western provinces and in Kandy, Nuwara Eliya, Galle and Matara districts, with fairly heavy showers about 75mm being likely to occur at some places in Western and Sabaragamuwa provinces and in Kandy, Nuwara Eliya and Puttalam districts, the Department of Meteorology said in its daily weather forecast today (23).

Several spells of light showers will occur in Northern province and in Matale and Anuradhapura districts.

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

Marine Weather:

Condition of Rain:
Showers 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 (35-45) kmph. Wind speed can increase up to (60-65) kmph at times in the sea areas off the coasts extending from Trincomalee to Chilaw via Kankasanthurai and Puttalam and from Hambantota to Pottuvil. Wind speed can increase up to (50-55) kmph at times in the sea areas off the coasts extending from Chilaw to Hambantota via Colombo and Galle.
State of Sea:
The sea areas off the coasts extending from Trincomalee to Chilaw via Kankasanthurai and Puttalam and from Hambantota to Pottuvil can be very rough at times. The sea areas off the coasts extending from Chilaw to Hambantota via Colombo and Galle can be rough at times. Waves heights may increase (about 2.0–2.5 m) in the sea areas off the coast extending from Kalpitiya to Pottuvil via Colombo, Galle, and Hambantota (this is not for land area). Naval and fishing communities are requested to be attentive in this regard.

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