South-west monsoon to establish over the island
May 31, 2020 08:33 am
The South-west monsoon condition is gradually establishing over the country, according to the Department of Meteorology.
Showers will occur at several places in Western, Sabaragamuwa, Central, North-Western, and Southern provinces.
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 be increased up to 40 kmph at times over the island.
The general public is kindly requested to take adequate precautions to minimize damages caused by lightning activity and localized strong winds during thundershowers.
A low-pressure area is likely to develop over the southeast and adjoining east-central Arabian sea area (In between 07N-14N and 67E-74E) around in next 36 hours.
Fishing and naval community operating in these sea areas are requested to be vigilant in this regard.
Showers or thundershowers will occur at several places in the deep and shallow sea areas extending from Puttalam to Batticaloa via Colombo, Galle, and Hambantota.
Winds will be South-westerly and wind speed will be (30-40) kmph in the sea areas around the island. Wind speed can be increased up to (50-55) kmph at times in the deep and shallow sea areas off the coast extending from Puttalam to Mullaitivu via Kankasanturai and 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 Mullaitivu via Mannar and Kankasanturai 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.