Strong gusty winds expected over the island

Strong gusty winds expected over the island

July 11, 2018   05:07 pm

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The Department of Meteorology says that the possibility for increasing wind speed is still high over the island and surrounding sea areas and, also that it will continue further in the next few days.

Showers will occur at times in Western, Sabaragamuwa, Central, North-western and Southern provinces. Light showers may occur elsewhere.

It said that fairly heavy falls of about 75 mm can be expected at some places in Central, Sabaragamuwa, Western provinces and Galle and Matara districts.

Strong gusty winds up to 50-60 kmph can be expected over the island.

The department had also issued an advisory this morning urging naval and fishing communities to be vigilant regarding the high possibility for strong gusty winds in the sea areas around the island.

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