Thundershowers expected in several provinces


The prevailing showery condition in South-western part of the island is expected to enhance to some extent during next few days from today (28th August).

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

Several spells of light showers may occur in Anuradhapura district.

Showers or thundershowers will occur at several places in Uva province and in Ampara and Batticaloa districts after 2.00 pm.

Heavy falls about 100 mm are likely at some places in Western, Sabaragamuwa, Central and North-western provinces and in Galle and Matara districts.

Wind speed can be increased up to 50 kmph at times in Northern and North-central provinces and in Puttalam, Trincomalee and Hambantota 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.

On the apparent southward relative motion of the sun, it is going to be directly over the latitudes of Sri Lanka during 27th of August to 07th of September in this year. The nearest towns of Sri Lanka over which the sun is overhead today (28th) are Nachchikkuda, Murikandi, Alankulam, Pirappuvedduvan about 12.12 noon.