Prevailing showery condition to continue

(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) –Prevailing showery condition in Northern, Eastern, North-central, Uva and Central provinces is expected to continue, said the Department of Meteorology.

Showers or thundershowers will occur at times in Northern, North-central, Eastern, Uva and Central provinces and in Hambantota district. Showers or thundershowers will occur elsewhere after 1.00 p.m.

Showers may occur in North-western province during the morning too.

Heavy showers about 150 mm are likely at some places in Jaffna, Kilinochchi, Mullaitivu, Mannar, Vavuniya, Anuradhapura, Polonnaruwa, Trincomalee, Batticaloa, Ampara, Nuwara-Eliya, Badulla and Monaragala districts.

Fairly heavy showers about 75-100 mm are likely at some places in Sabaragamuwa, Southern and Western provinces (Galle, Matara, Hambanthota, Kegalle, Ratnapura, Gampaha, Kaluthara and Colombo districts) and in Matale and Kandy districts.

Fairly strong gusty winds up to 50 kmph can be expected over the island, particularly in Northern, North-Central, North-Western, Central and Uva provinces and in Trincomalee district.

General public is requested to take adequate precautions to minimize damages caused by temporary localized strong winds and lightning during thundershowers.

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