Showery condition to continue during next few days

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The Department of Meteorology says that South-west monsoon conditions are established across the country and the prevailing showery condition over the South-western part of the island is likely to continue during next few days.

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

Fairly heavy rainfall about 50 mm are likely at some places in Western, North-western and Sabaragamuwa provinces and in Galle and Matara districts.

Wind speed can increase up to 40-50 kmph at times over the island, particularly in western slope of the Central hills and Northern, North-central, North-western provinces and in Hambanthota district.

Sea Areas:

Showers or thundershowers will occur at several places in the sea areas around the island. Heavy showers are likely at some places in the deep sea area to the East and North-east of the island.

Winds will be South-westerly and wind speed will be 35-45 kmph in the sea areas around the island. Wind speed can increase up to 50-60 kmph at times in the deep and shallow sea areas extending from Galle to Trincomalee via Colombo and Kankasanturai and from Matara to Batticaloa via Hambantota.

The deep and shallow sea areas extending from Galle to Trincomalee via Colombo and Kankasanturai and from Matara to Batticaloa via Hambantotacan be rough at times. The other sea areas around the island can be fairly rough at times.