Several spells of showers expected in parts of the country

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The Department of Meteorology says that several spells of showers will occur in Sabaragamuwa, Central, Western and North-Western provinces and in Galle and Matara districts.

Wind speed can increase up to 40-50 kmph at times over the island particularly in Northern, North-central and North-western provinces and in Hambantota, Trincomalee and Matale districts and along the western slopes of the central hills.

Coastal inundation is likely along the coast extending from Beruwala to Hambantota via Galle due to the effect of swell waves.

People who are living in coastal areas are requested to be vigilant in this regard.

Sea Areas:

There is a high possibility to increase the wind speed up to 60 kmph in the sea areas off the coast extending from Kankasanturai to Colombo via Mannar and from Matara to Pottuvil.

The mentioned sea areas can be rough. The other sea areas around the island can be fairly rough at times as the wind speed can increase up to 50 kmph at times.

There is a possibility that near shore sea areas off the coast extending from Beruwala to Hambantota via Galle, may experience surges due to the effect of swell waves, having 2.0 – 2.5m height (this is not the height of nearshore waves).

Naval and fishing communities are requested to be vigilant in this regard.