Showers or thundershowers possible after 2 pm

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South-west monsoon condition is gradually establishing over the country, stated the Department of Meteorology.

Showers will occur at a few places in Western, Sabaragamuwa, Central, North-Western, and Southern provinces.

Showers or thundershowers may occur at a few places in Eastern and Uva provinces after 02.00 p.m.

Wind speed can increase up to 40 kmph at times over the island.

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

The depression over the east-central Arabian sea area lay centered near latitude 14.4N and longitude 71.2E. It is very likely to develop into a deep depression during the next 12 hours and further develop into a cyclonic storm in the subsequent 12 hours.

Fishing and naval community operating in these sea areas are requested to be vigilant in this regard.

Showers or thundershowers will occur at a few places in the deep and shallow sea areas extending from Mannar to Hambantota via Colombo and Galle.

Winds will be South-westerly and wind speed will be (30-40) kmph in the sea areas around the island. Wind speed can increase up to (50-55) kmph at times in the deep and shallow sea areas off the coast extending from Puttalam to Mullaitivu via Mannar and Kankasanturai and sea areas off the coast extending from Galle to Batticaloa via Hambantota.

The deep and shallow sea areas off the coast extending from Galle to Batticaloa via Hambantota and Puttalam to Mullaitivu via Mannar and Kankasanturai can be rough at times. The other sea areas around the island can be fairly rough at times.