Showers or thundershowers expected in parts of the island
February 23, 2021 08:09 am
Several spells of showers will occur in Eastern and Uva provinces and in Polonnaruwa, Matale and Nuwara-Eliya districts, says the Department of Meteorology.
Showers or thundershowers will occur at several places in Western and Sabaragamuwa provinces and in Galle, Matara and Kandy districts during the evening or night.
Fairly heavy falls above 50 mm can be expected at some places in these areas.
Misty conditions can be expected at some places in Central, Sabaragamuwa, Uva and Western provinces and in Galle and Matara districts during the morning.
The Meteorology Department has requested the general public to take adequate precautions to minimize damages caused by temporary localized strong winds and lightning during thundershowers.
Showers or thundershowers may occur at several places in the sea area extending from Batticaloa to Hambantota via Pottuvil.
Showers or thundershowers are expected at a few places in the sea area extending from Colombo to Hambantota via Galle in the evening or night.
Winds will be north-easterly in the sea areas around the island. Wind speed will be (25-35) kmph.
Wind speed can increase up to (40-50) kmph in the deep and shallow sea areas off the coast extending from Colombo to Mannar via Puttalam and from Hambantota to Pottuvil.
The sea areas off the coast extending from Colombo to Mannar via Puttalam and from Hambantota to Pottuvil can be fairly rough at times. The other sea areas around the island will be moderate.