showers or thunderstorms after 1.00 pm in many parts of the island

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The Department of Meteorology has issued a statement saying that the current rain conditions across the island are expected to continue for the next few days.

The announcement states that there will be scattered showers or thunderstorms after 1.00 pm in many parts of the island.

In the weste and southe provinces and Jaffna, Kilinochchi, Mannaram and Puttalam districts, there will also be rains in the coastal areas during the mo ing.

Some places in Easte and Uva provinces and Polonnaruwa district may experience heavy rains of about 100 mm.

In other parts of the island too, there may be heavy rains of more than 75 mm in some places.

People are kindly requested to take necessary measures to reduce the dangers caused by temporary strong winds and lightning that may occur with thunderstorms.