Fairly heavy rain likely in some areas

Fairly heavy rain likely in some areas

August 3, 2020   08:39 am

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Showers will occur at times in Sabaragamuwa, Western and Central provinces and in Galle and Matara districts. Fairly heavy rainfalls above 50 mm are likely at some places, according to the Department of Meteorology.

Several spells of showers will occur in North-Western province.

Wind speed can increase up to 60 kmph at times in North-central province, Puttalam, Hambantota, Mannar, Trincomalee, and Matale districts and along the western slopes of the central hills.

Coastal inundation is likely along the coast extending from Beruwala to Hambantota via Galle due to the effect of swell waves. People who are living in coastal areas are requested to be vigilant in this regard.

SEA AREAS

Showers or thundershowers will occur at several places in the sea areas around the island. Fairly heavy showers can be expected in the Southern and South-eastern sea areas.

Winds will be South-westerly in the sea areas around the island. Wind speed will be (40-50) kmph. Wind speed can increase up to (60-65) kmph at times in the sea areas extending from Trincomalee to Potuvil via Kankasanturai, Mannar, Colombo, Galle, and Hambantota.

The sea areas extending from Trincomalee to Potuvil via Kankasanturai, Mannar, Colombo, Galle and Hambantota can be rough at times. The other sea areas around the island can be fairly rough at times.

There is a possibility that nearshore sea areas off the coast extending from Beruwala to Hambantota via Galle may experience surges due to the effect of swell waves, having 2.0 – 3.0m height (this is not the height of nearshore waves).

Naval and fishing communities and those who are living in coastal areas are requested to be vigilant in this regard.

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