Spells of showers, fairly strong winds expected several areas

Spells of showers, fairly strong winds expected several areas

August 9, 2022   07:36 am

Several spells of light showers will occur in Western and Sabaragamuwa provinces and in Galle, Matara, Kandy and Nuwara-Eliya districts, the Department of Meteorology says.

Fairly strong winds of about 40 kmph can be expected at times over the western slopes of the Central hills, Northern and North-Central provinces and in Trincomalee District.

Sea areas:

Showers may occur at a few places in sea areas off the coast extending from Colombo to Galle.

Winds will be south-westerly and wind speed will be 30-40 kmph. Wind speed may increase up to 50-60 kmph in the sea areas off the coast extending from Puttalam to Trincomalee via Mannar and Kankesanturai and from Hambantota to Pottuvil.

The sea areas off the coast extending from Puttalam to Trincomalee via Mannar and Kankesanturai and from Hambantota to Pottuvil will be rough at times. The other sea areas around the island will be fairly rough at times.

Hence, the naval and fishing communities are urged to be vigilant when venturing into the sea areas off the coast extending from Puttalam to Trincomalee via Mannar and Kankesanturai and from Hambantota to Pottuvil.

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