Winds expected to strengthen over the island

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Windy condition is expected to strengthen to some extent over the island (Northwestern, Uva and Eastern provinces and Hambanthota and Mannar districts) and surrounding sea areas in next few days (from tomorrow night).

Showers or thundershowers will occur at times in Uva province and in Batticaloa, Ampara and Hambanthota districts.

Several spells of light showers will occur in Polonnaruwa district.

Showers or thundershowers will occur at several places in Sabaragamuwa, Central and Western provinces and in Galle, Matara district after 2.00 p.m.

Fairly heavy falls above 50 mm can be expected at some places in Sabaragamuwa, Central and Uva provinces and in Galle, Matara and Batticaloa districts.

Fairly strong gusty winds up to 40 kmph can be expected over North-western, Eastern province and in Hambanthota and Monaragala districts.

There may be temporary localized strong winds during thundershowers. General public is kindly requested to take adequate precautions to minimize damages caused by lightning activity.