Fairy heavy rainfalls of 75mm likely in several districts

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Showers will occur at times in Western, Sabaragamuwa, Central and North-western provinces and in Galle and Matara districts, says the Department of Meteorology.

Fairly heavy rainfalls about 75mm are likely at some places in Nuwara-Eliya, Kandy, Ratnapura, Kegalle, Galle and Matara districts.

A few showers may occur in Anuradhapura and Hambantota districts.

Strong gusty winds about (50-60) kmph can be expected across the island, particularly in the Northern, North-central and North-western provinces, Trincomalee and Hambantota districts and in the western slopes of the central hills.

The Meteorology Department has alerted that it could be dangerous to venture into the sea areas extending from Matara to Pottuvil via Hambantota until tomorrow morning (October 15). Naval and fishing communities are requested to be vigilant in this regard.

Showers or thundershowers will occur at several places in the sea areas from Puttalam to Hambantota via Colombo, Galle and Matara.

Winds will be South-westerly in the sea areas around the island and the wind speed will be (35-45) kmph.

Wind speed can increase up to (60-70) kmph in the sea areas extending from Matara to Pottuvil via Hambantota and increase up to (55-60) kmph in the sea areas off the coast extending from Negombo to Mullaitivu via Puttalam, Mannar and Kankesanturai. Wind speed can increase up to (50-55) kmph in the other sea areas as well.

The sea areas extending from Matara to Pottuvil via and Hambantota can be rough or very rough at times. The sea areas extending from Negombo to Mullaitivu via Puttalam, Mannar and Kankesanturai, can be fairly rough or rough at times. Other sea areas around the island will be fairly rough at times.