Showery condition in southwestern areas expected to continue

Showery condition in southwestern areas expected to continue

May 29, 2020   08:46 am

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South-west monsoon condition is gradually establishing over the country. Prevailing showery condition in the southwestern part of the island is expected to continue further, says the Department of Meteorology.

Showers or thundershowers will occur at times in Western, Sabaragamuwa, Central, North-Western and Southern provinces.

Fairly heavy rainfalls about 75 mm can be expected at some places in Kalutara, Galle, Matara, Rathnapura, Kegalle and Nuwara-Eliya districts.

Showers or thundershowers may occur at several places in Eastern and Uva provinces and in Polonnaruwa district after 02.00 p.m.

Wind speed can increase 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.


Sea areas:

Showers or thundershowers will occur at times in the deep and shallow sea areas extending from Colombo to Hambantota to via Galle and heavy rainfalls may occur at some places in these sea areas.

Showers or thundershowers may occur at a several places in the sea areas extending from Puttalam to 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 in Galle to Batticaloa via Hambantota.

The deep and shallow sea areas off the coast extending from Galle to Batticaloa via Hambantota and from Puttalam to Kankesanturai via Mannar 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.

Swell waves may experience, 2.0 – 2.5 m height at times in the sea areas off the coast extending from Mannar to Pottuvil via Colombo, Galle and Hambantota. 

Naval and fishing communities are requested to be vigilant in this regard.

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