Winds and rains to lash Sri Lanka

(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) –The Department of Meteorology on Thursday (20) forecasted that there is a high possibility to occur strong gusty winds up to 50 – 60 kilometres per hour in Western, Central, Sabaragamuwa, Southern, Uva and North-Western Province, and in Western coastal areas and fairly strong gusty winds up to 50 kilometres per hour in North-Central and Eastern Provinces.

Showers or thundershowers will occur at times in Western and Sabaragamuwa Provinces, and in Kandy, Nuwara Eliya, Galle and Matara Districts, while several spells of showers will occur in North-Western Province, and in Matale and Hambanthota Districts.

Showers or thundershowers will occur at a few places in Uva Province, and in Ampara and Batticaloa Districts after 2.00 PM today, the Met. Department stressed, adding that fairly heavy falls above 50 millimetres can also be expected at some places, in Sabaragamuwa and Central Province, and in Kalutara, Galle and Matara Districts.

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