Showery condition to enhance over the island from today
May 26, 2020 08:07 am
Due to the low-level atmospheric disturbance in the vicinity of Sri Lanka, the prevailing showery condition is expected to enhance over the island from today, the Department of Meteorology said.
Showers or thundershowers will occur at times in Western, Sabaragamuwa, Central, North-western, Southern and Uva provinces as well as in Ampara and Batticaloa districts.
Heavy rainfall above 100 mm can be expected at some places in Kegalle, Rathnapura, Kalutara, Nuwara-Eliya, Galle and Matara districts.
Showers or thundershowers will occur at several places elsewhere after 02.00 p.m.
Wind speed can increase up to 40 kmph at times over the island.
Temporary localized strong winds (up to 70-80 kmph) can be expected during thundershowers.
Showers or thundershowers will occur at times in the deep and shallow sea areas extending from Galle to Trincomalee via Hambantota and heavy rainfall may occur at some places in these sea areas.
Showers or thundershowers may occur at several places in the sea areas extending from Puttalam to Galle via Colombo.
Winds will be South-westerly and wind 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 deep and shallow sea areas off the coast extending from Puttalam to Kankesanturai via Mannar, and Matara to Pottuvil via Hambantota.
The deep and shallow sea areas off the coast extending from Galle to Pottuvil via Hambantota can be rough at times. The other sea areas around the island can be fairly rough at times.
Temporarily strong gusty winds (up to 70-80 kmph) and very rough seas can be expected during thundershowers.
Naval and fishing communities are requested to be vigilant in this regard.