Northeast monsoon conditions gradually establishing over the island

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The Department of Meteorology says Northeast monsoon conditions are gradually getting established over the island.

Showers will occur at times in Northern, Eastern and North-central provinces and in Matale district.

Meanwhile, showers or thundershowers are expected in several places elsewhere after 2.00 p.m.

Misty conditions can be expected at Western, Sabaragamuwa, Central and Uva provinces and in Galle, Matara districts during the morning.

Showers or thundershowers will occur at several places in the sea area extending from Negombo to Trincomalee via Puttalam, Mannar and Kankesanturai.

Winds will be north-easterly in direction over the sea areas around the island and speed will be (20-30) kmph.

Wind speed can increase up to 40 kmph at times over the sea areas extending from Colombo to Trincomalee via Puttalam Mannar and Kankesanturai.

The sea areas extending from Colombo to Trincomalee via Puttalam, Mannar and Kankesanturai will be fairly rough at times. Other sea area around the island will be slight.