Showers expected in several areas

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Showers or thundershowers will occur at several places in North-Central, Eastern, and Uva provinces and in Mullaitivu, Vavuniya and Matale districts after 2.00 pm today (26), according to the Department of Meteorology.

Fairly heavy falls above 50 mm can be expected at some places in these areas particularly in the north-central province and in Trincomalee districts.

The general public is kindly requested to take adequate precautions to minimize damages caused by temporary localized strong winds and lightning during thundershowers.

Light showers may occur at a few places in Western and Sabaragamuwa provinces and in Galle and Matara districts.

Showers or thundershowers may occur at several places in the sea areas extending from Kankesanturai to Batticaloa via Trincomalee in the evening or night.

Winds will be Westerly to South-westerly in the sea areas around the island and the wind speed will be (20-30) kmph. Wind speed can increase up to 40 kmph in the sea areas extending from Matara to Pottuvil via Hambantota.

The sea areas extending from Matara to Pottuvil via Hambantota can be fairly rough at times.