Showers or thundershowers expected after 1pm

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The Department of Meteorology says showers or thundershowers are expected to occur in most parts of the island after 1.00 p.m.

Showers may occur at several places in coastal areas of Northern and Eastern provinces and in Hambantota district during the morning too.

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

The Met. 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 sea areas around the island in the evening or night. Showers may occur at a few places in the Northern, Eastern and Southern sea areas in the morning too.

Winds will be North-easterly or Easterly in the sea areas extending from Puttalam to Pottuvil via Mannar, Kankesanturai and Trincomalee and variable in direction in the other sea areas around the island. Wind speed will be (20-30) kmph.

The sea areas around the island can be slight to moderate.

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