The Department of Meteorology has issued a warning for a significant increase in thunderstorm activity in Sri Lanka today. Showers or thundershowers are likely at several places over most parts of the island after 2.00 p.m., with heavy showers above 100 mm expected in parts of Western, Sabaragamuwa, Central, North-Western, and Southern provinces.
The warning also indicates that showers or thundershowers may occur in the Eastern province and in Mullaitivu and Hambantota districts during the morning. The general public is advised to take adequate precautions to minimize damages caused by temporary localized strong winds and lightning during thundershowers.
The sea areas around the island will also experience an increase in thunderstorm activity. Showers or thundershowers will occur at several places in the sea areas around the island. The winds in the sea area will be south-easterly, and the wind speed will be 20-30 kmph. The sea areas around the island will be slight to moderate, but temporarily strong gusty winds and very rough seas can be expected during thundershowers.
This warning is a result of the current weather conditions and is intended to provide the public with the necessary information to ensure their safety. It is recommended that individuals stay indoors during thunderstorms, avoid using electronic devices that are connected to power sources, and stay away from tall trees or open fields.
The Department of Meteorology regularly issues weather warnings to ensure the safety and well-being of the public, and it is crucial that individuals pay attention to these warnings and take the necessary precautions.