Showers expected in most parts of the island
October 15, 2018 08:56 am
Showers or thundershowers will occur at most places over the island particularly after 2.00 p.m., the Department of Meteorology stated.
Light showers may occur in coastal areas of Western province and Galle and Matara districts during the morning.
Fairly heavy falls of about 75 mm can be expected at some places in Central, Uva, Sabaragamuwa and North-central provinces and in Trincomalee districts.
There may be temporary localized strong winds during thundershowers.
The general public is kindly requested to take adequate precautions to minimize damages caused by lightning activity.
Showers or thundershowers will occur at few places in the sea areas extending from Colombo to Pottuvil via Galle and Hambantota, according to the Department of Meteorology.
Showers or thundershowers may occur in the sea areas extending from Kankesanthurai to Trincomalee in the evening or Night.
Winds will be South-westerly in direction and wind speed will be 25-35 kmph in the sea areas around the island.
The wind speed can increase up to 40-45 kmph at times in the sea areas extending from Hambantota to Batticaloa via Pottuvil.
Temporarily strong gusty winds and rough seas can be expected during thundershowers.