Met. Dept. says prevailing showery condition expected to continue

Due to the low-level atmospheric disturbance in the vicinity of Sri Lanka, the prevailing showery condition is expected to continue during next few days.

Showers or thundershowers will occur at several places over most parts of the island.

Fairly heavy showers above 75 mm can be expected at some places in Eastern, Uva, Central and North-central provinces.

The general public is advised to take adequate precautions to minimize damages caused by temporary localized strong winds and lightning during thundershowers.

On the apparent northward relative motion of the sun, it is going to be directly over the latitudes of Sri Lanka from April 05-15 this year. The nearest areas of Sri Lanka over which the sun is overhead today (09th) are Chilaw, Mahakeliya, Weliwita (Matale District), Pullumalai, Kalkudah and Kurukkalmadamat about 12:12 noon.

Sea areas:

Due to the low-level atmospheric disturbance in the vicinity of Sri Lanka, winds speed can increase up to 40-50 kmph at times in the sea areas off the coast extending from Galle to Hambantota via Matara. The fishing and naval communities are advised to be vigilant in this regard.

Showers or thundershowers will occur at several places in the sea areas around the island.

Winds will be south-westerly or variable in direction and wind speed will be (20-30) kmph. Winds speed can increase up to 40-50 kmph at times in the sea areas off the coast extending from Galle to Hambantota via Matara.

The sea areas off the coast extending from Galle to Hambantota via Matara will be fairly rough at times. The other sea areas around the island will be slight.

Temporarily strong gusty winds and very rough seas can be expected during thundershowers. – ada derana

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