Showers expected in several provinces

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Prevailing showery condition is expected to enhance over the island within the next few days, according to the Department of Meteorology.

Showers or thundershowers will occur at times in Northern, North-central, Eastern, and Southern provinces.

Showers or thundershowers will occur at several places elsewhere in the afternoon or night.

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

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

Showers or thundershowers will occur at times in the sea areas around the island. Heavy Showers will occur in the Northern, Eastern, South-eastern and Southern sea areas to the island

Winds will be North-easterly in the sea areas extending from Colombo to Kankesanturai via Puttalam and Mannar and South-easterly to Easterly in the other sea areas around the island. Wind speed will be (20-30) kmph. Wind speed can increase up to 50 kmph in the sea areas extending from Beruvala to Potuvil via Galle and Matara and from Puttalam to Trincomalee via Kankesanturai.

The sea areas extending from Beruvala to Potuvil via Galle and Matara and from Puttalam to Trincomalee via 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.