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Met. Dept. cautions of strong winds and thundershowers

Showers or thundershowers will occur in the Northern, Eastern, North-central, Uva and Central provinces and in the Galle, Matara Kaluthara and Kurunagala districts after 2 pm. Heavy falls of about 100 mm can be expected at some places, according to the Meteorological Department.

Showers or thundershowers will occur at several places in Sabaragamuwa province. Several spells of light showers will occur in Coastal areas of the Western and North-western provinces in the morning.

There may be temporary localized strong winds during thundershowers. Meteorological Department requests the general public to take adequate precautions to minimize damages caused by lightning activity.

SEA AREAS

Showers or thundershowers will occur at several places in the sea areas extending from Puttalam to Matara via Colombo and Galle.

Showers or thundershowers may occur at few places in the sea areas extending from Batticaloa to Mulaithivu via Trincomalee in the evening or night.

Winds will be south-westerly in direction in the sea area around the island. Wind speed will be 20-30 kmph.

The sea area extending from Hambantota to Batticaloa via Pottuvil can be fairly rough at times as the wind speed can increase up to 40-45 kmph.

Temporarily strong gusty winds and rough seas can be expected during thundershowers.

(Ada Derana)

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