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South-West monsoon to prevail

The prevailing showery condition in the South-Western part of the island is expected to continue further, the Meteorology Department warned, citing that the South-West monsoon will prevail over most parts of the country in the coming days.

Showers or thundershowers are expected at times in the Western, Sabaragamuwa, Central, North-Western and Southern Provinces with fairly heavy rainfalls about 75 mm expected at some places in Kalutara, Galle, Matara, Ratnapura, Kegalle and Nuwara-Eliya districts.

The Department warns that wind speed can increase up to 40 Kmph at times over the island. Therefore, the public is requested to take adequate precautions to minimize damage caused by lightning and localized strong winds during thundershowers.

Meanwhile, the naval and fishing communities are requested to be vigilant of rough seas off the coast extending from Galle to Batticaloa via Hambantota and from Puttalam to Kankesanthurai via Mannar 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 thunderstorms. 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.


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