Showers expected in several provinces

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Showers may occur at several places in Northern, North-central and Eastern provinces, says the Department of Meteorology.

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 and Sabaragamuwa 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 or thundershowers may occur in the Northern and Eastern sea areas in the morning too.

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

Wind speed can increase up to 40 kmph in the sea areas extending from Chilaw to Trincomalee via Puttalam, Mannar and Kankesanturai.

The sea areas extending from Chilaw to Trincomalee via Puttalam, Mannar and Kankesanturai can be fairly rough at times. Other 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.