Met. Dept. warns of downpours in northern parts of the island

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Showers or thundershowers will occur at times in Northern, Eastern, North-central and North-western provinces, says the Department of Meteorology.

Heavy showers above 100 mm can be expected at some places in Northern, North-central and North-western provinces and in Trincomalee district.

Showers or thundershowers will occur at several places elsewhere after 2.00 p.m.

Heavy showers above 100 mm can be expected at some places in Western, Sabaragamuwa, Southern and Central provinces.

The Meteorology Department requests the public to take adequate precautions to minimize damages caused by temporary localized strong winds and lightning during thundershowers.

Showers or thundershowers will occur at several places in the Northern, Eastern and North-western sea areas to the island.

Heavy showers can be expected at some places in the sea areas extending from Trincomalee to Kankesanturai via Mullaitivu.

Showers or thundershowers will occur at several places in the other sea areas around the island during evening or night.

Winds will be North-easterly in the sea areas around the island. Winds speed will be (25-35) kmph.

Wind speed can increase up to (40-50) kmph in 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 can be fairly rough at times. Other sea areas around the island will be moderate.

Temporarily strong gusty winds (up to 70-80 kmph) and very rough seas can be expected during thundershowers.