Advisory for heavy rain in four districts; Showers above 200mm expected
May 27, 2020 07:37 am
Prevailing showery condition in the South-western part of the country (particularly in Southern, Western, Sabaragamuwa and Central provinces) is expected to continue further, the Department of Meteorology said issuing a ‘red’ warning for heavy rain.
Very heavy falls above 200 mm will be expected at some places in these areas.
Due to the low-level atmospheric disturbance in the vicinity of Sri Lanka, the prevailing showery condition is expected to enhance over the island during the next few days.
Showers or thundershowers will occur at several places in other areas after 02.00 p.m.
Wind speed can be increased up to 40 kmph at times over the island.
The general public is requested to take adequate precautions to minimize damages caused by lightning activity and localized strong winds during thundershowers.
Showers or thundershowers will occur at times in the deep and shallow sea areas extending from Puttalam to Matara via Colombo and Galle. Heavy rainfall may occur at some places in these sea areas.
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.