Very heavy rainfall expected in several provinces

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The atmospheric disturbance in the southwest Bay of Bengal to the south of Sri Lanka is likely to move to the sea area to the west of the island through the southern sea area today. Under the influence of this system, showery condition is likely to enhance over most parts of the island (particularly in the Northern, Eastern, Uva, Southern, Central and Sabaragamuwa provinces) until 29th October.

Showers or thundershowers will occur at times in most provinces of the island.

Very heavy falls between (150-200) mm can be expected at some places in Northern, Eastern, Uva, Central, Southern and Sabaragamuwa provinces and in Polonnaruwa district. Heavy falls above 100 mm can be expected at some places elsewhere.

Windy condition over the island, particularly in the Eastern slopes of the Central hills (Nuwara-Eliya, Matale and Badulla districts) and over the Southern and North-Western provinces is expected to increase up to (50-60) kmph at times.