Thundershowers possible in several areas

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Showers or thundershowers will occur at a few places in Western, Central, Sabaragamuwa and Uva provinces and in Galle and Matara districts in the evening or night today (03), according to the Department of Meteorology.

Showers or thundershowers are likely over coastal areas of Western and Southern provinces Puttalam, Mannar, and Jaffna districts during the morning too.

The general public is kindly requested to take adequate precautions to minimize damages caused by lightning activity and localized strong winds during thundershowers.

SEA AREAS

A low-pressure area has developed over the south Andaman Sea and adjoining southeast Bay of Bengal sea area and it is likely to develop further. Fishing and naval community are requested to be vigilant in this regard in the deep sea area.

Showers or thundershowers will occur at a few places in the sea area extending from Mannar to Batticaloa via Colombo, Galle, and Hambantota.

Winds will be Westerly to South-westerly in the sea area extending from Mannar to Hambantota via Colombo and Galle and winds will be South-easterly or Variable in the other sea areas around the island.

Wind speed will be (20-30) kmph.

The sea area around the island can be slight to moderately rough.

Temporarily strong gusty winds (up to 70-80 kmph) and rough seas can be expected during thundershowers.