Heavy rainfall expected in several districts

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The prevailing showery condition in South-western part of the island is expected to enhance to some extent until 30th August.Fairly strong gusty winds up to 50kmph are also likely over the island.

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

Heavy falls about 100-150 mm are likely at some places particularly in Nuwara Eliya, Ratnapura, Kegalle Colombo, Gampaha, Kalutara, Galle and Matara districts. Fairly heavy falls above 50mm are likely at some places in Kurunegala and Kandy districts.

Several spells of showers will occur in Anuradhapura, Mannar and Jaffna districts.

Showers or thundershowers may occur at a few places in Uva and Eastern provinces and in Polonnaruwa district after 2.00 pm.

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 (29th) are Thirukeswaram, Vaddakkandal, Palaimoddai, Parakramapura and Kallarawa about 12.12 noon.