Showery and windy conditions to enhance in three provinces

Showery and windy conditions to enhance in three provinces

February 20, 2020   09:13 am

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The Department of Meteorology says that showery and windy conditions are expected to enhance temporary from today (20) evening during next few days in the Eastern, Uva and Central provinces.

Several spells of showers will occur in the Eastern, Uva and Central provinces and in Hambanthota, Polonnaruwa and Mullaitivu districts.

Showers or thundershowers may occur at a few places in Sabaragamuwa province and in Kalutara, Galle and Matara districts after 2.00 pm.

Fairly heavy rainfall above 50 mm can be expected at some places in Badulla, Matale and Nuwara-Eliya districts.

Wind speed can increase up to 40 kmph at times in North-Central, North-Western, Central and Uva provinces and in Matara, Hambanthota, Ampara and Batticaloa districts.

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

Sea Area:

Several spells of showers may occur in the sea areas extending from Trincomalee to Hambanthota via Batticaloa.

Showers or thundershowers may occur at a few places in the sea area extending from Colombo to Matara via Galle during the afternoon or night.

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 Galle to Batticaloa via Hambantota and Potuvil and the sea areas extending from Mannar to Colombo via Puttalam.

The sea areas extending from Galle to Batticaloa via Hambanthota and Potuvil and the sea areas extending from Mannar to Colombo via Puttalam can be rough at times.

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