Afternoon thundershowers expected today
January 17, 2020 08:23 am
Showers or thundershowers may occur at several places in Sabaragamuwa and Western provinces and in Galle, Matara and Nuwara-Eliya districts after 2.00 p.m., says the Department of Meteorology.
Several spells of showers may occur in the Eastern and Uva provinces and in Hambantota district. Light showers may occur in Northern and North-central provinces.
Misty conditions can be expected at some places in Central and Sabaragamuwa provinces during the morning.
The general public is requested to take adequate precautions to minimize damages caused by temporary localized strong winds and lightning during thundershowers.
Showers or thundershowers may occur at a few places in the sea areas extending from Colombo to Matara via Galle in the afternoon or night and few showers may occur in the sea areas extending from Hambantota to Mullaitivu via Batticaloa and Trincomalee.
Winds will be North-easterly and speed will be (20-30) kmph in the sea areas around the island. Wind speed can increase up to (40-50) kmph at times in the sea areas extending from Mannar to Colombo via Puttalam and in the sea areas extending from Matara to Pottuvil via Hambantota.
The sea areas extending from Puttalam to Colombo and in the sea areas extending from Matara to Pottuvil via Hambantota can be fairly rough at times.