Thundershowers to continue in next few days
April 19, 2019 02:21 pm
UPDATE: Severe Thunderstorm and Heavy Rainfall Advisory
Showers accompanied by severe lightning and thunder are likely to occur in Central, Sabaragamuwa, Southern, Uva, North-western, North-central and Western provinces and in Mannar and Vauniya districts.
Heavy falls above 100 mm can be expected at some places in Sabaragamuwa, Central, Southern, Uva, Western and North-western provinces.
Temporarily strong gusty winds up to 70-80 kmph are also possible during thundershowers.
The Department of Meteorology says that the prevailing showery weather condition with severe lightning activities will continue in the next few days.
General public is kindly requested to take adequate precautions to minimize damages caused by lightning activity, it said.
Showers or thundershowers will occur in the most parts of the island after 2.00 p.m.
Heavy falls about 100 mm can be expected at some places in Sabaragamuwa, Central, Southern, Uva, Western and Northwestern provinces and fairly heavy falls about 75 mm can be expected at some places in North-central province and Vavuniya and Mannar districts.
Light showers may occur in the western and southern coastal areas in the morning, the department said.
Showers or thundershowers are expected to occur at several places in the sea areas off the coast extending from Kankasanturai to Batticaloa via Puttalam, Galle and Hambantota.
Heavy Showers or thundershowers may occur in the sea areas off the coast extending from Mannar to Matara via Colombo.
Winds will be South-westerly in the sea area extending from Kankasanturai to Matara via Colombo and winds will be South-easterly or variable in direction in the other sea areas around the island. Wind speed will be 10-20 kmph in the sea areas around the island.
Temporarily strong gusty winds and rough seas can be expected during thundershowers.
Naval and fishing communities are requested to be vigilant in this regards