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Showery condition expected to enhance from today

Showery condition expected to enhance from today

January 20, 2020   08:40 am

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Showery conditions are expected to enhance to some extent particularly in the South-western part of the island and in the Eastern, North-central, Uva and Central provinces during next few days starting from today (20), the Meteorology Department said.

Several spells of showers will occur in the Eastern, Uva and North-central provinces and in Hambanthota and Matale districts while a few showers are likely in Northern Province.

Showers or thundershowers will occur at a several places in Sabaragamuwa and Western provinces and in Galle, Matara, Kandy and Nuwara-Eliya districts after 2.00 p.m.

Fairly heavy rainfall above 75 mm are likely at some places in Sabaragamuwa Province and in Kaluthara and Galle districts.

Wind speed can be increased up to 40 kmph at times in Mannar, Puttalam and Hambanthota districts.

Misty conditions can be expected at some places in Sabaragamuwa and Central provinces during the morning.

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

Sea Area:

Showers or thundershowers will occur at several places in the sea areas extending from Colombo to Matara via Galle in the evening or night and a few showers may occur in the sea areas extending from Trincomalee to Hambanthota via Batticaloa.

Winds will be North-easterly and speed will be 30-40 kmph in the sea areas around the island. Wind speed can increase up to 50-55 kmph at times in the sea areas extending from Mannar to Kaluthara via Puttalam and Colombo and in the sea areas extending from Matara to Pottuvil via Hambanthota.

The sea areas extending from Puttalam to Kaluthara via Colombo and in the sea areas extending from Matara to Pottuvil via Hambanthota can be fairly rough at times.

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