Warning issues for strong winds in land and sea areas


Windy and showery condition in Southwestern part of the island is expected to enhance to some extent.

There is a possibility for sudden increase of wind speed up to 70 kmph in Southern province, up to (50-60) kmph in Western, Sabaragamuwa, Central and North-western provinces and up to (40-50) kmph in North-central province and in Trincomalee district.

Showers or thundershowers will occur at times in Western, Sabaragamuwa, Central, Southern and North-western provinces. Heavy falls above 100 mm are likely at some places particularly inSabaragamuwa and Central provinces.

Light showers may occur in Mannar and Anuradhapura districts.

Showers or thundershower may occur at a few places in Ampara and Batticaloa districts after 2.00 p.m.

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.