South-west monsoon gradually establishing; Rainfall above 150mm in 3 provinces

South-west monsoon gradually establishing; Rainfall above 150mm in 3 provinces

May 28, 2020   07:57 am

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South-west monsoon condition is gradually establishing over the country, the Department of Meteorology has said.

Prevailing showery condition in the Southwestern part of the island is expected to enhance further.

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

Heavy rainfalls above 150 mm can be expected at some places in Western, Sabaragamuwa and Southern provinces.

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

Wind speed can be increased 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 Galle to Batticaloa via Hambantota 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 Galle via 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 have been urged to be vigilant in this regard.

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