Afternoon showers expected in Sabaragamuwa, Western provinces

Afternoon showers expected in Sabaragamuwa, Western provinces

February 21, 2020   11:08 am

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Showers will occur at times in Eastern, Uva and Central provinces and in Hambanthota district, says the Department of Meteorology.

Several spells of showers will occur in Polonnaruwa and Mullaitivu districts.

Showers or thundershowers will occur at several places in Sabaragamuwa and Western provinces and in Galle and Matara districts after 2.00 pm.

Fairly heavy falls of about 75 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, Southern and Uva provinces and in Ampara and Batticaloa districts.

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


Sea areas:

Several spells of showers will occur in the sea areas extending from Mullaitivu to Hambantota via Trincomalee and Batticaloa.

Showers or thundershowers may occur at a several 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 Pottuvil and the sea areas extending from Mannar to Colombo via Puttalam.

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

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