Low-level atmospheric disturbances in vicinity of island: Met Dept
A low-level atmospheric disturbance is developing in the vicinity of Sri Lanka and therefore, showery condition over the island is expected to be enhanced for next few days from today, said the Department of Meteorology in a statement today (30).
Showers or thundershowers will occur at times in Northern, Eastern and North-central provinces. Showers or thundershowers will occur elsewhere during the afternoon or night.
Fairly heavy showers above 50mm are likely at some places in Northern, Eastern, Western, Sabaragamuwa and Central provinces.
General public is kindly requested to take adequate precautions to minimise damages caused by temporary localised strong winds and lightning during thundershowers.
Marine Weather:Condition of Rain:Showers or thundershowers will occur at times in the sea areas off the coast extending from Mannar to Batticaloa via Kankasanturai, Mullaitivu and Trincomalee. Showers or thundershowers will occur at several places in the other sea areas during the evening or night. Winds:Winds will be north-easterly or variable in direction. Wind speed will be (20-30) kmph. Wind speed may increase up to 50 kmph at times in the sea areas off the coast extending from Puttalam to Trincomalee via Kankasanturai and Mullaitivu.State of Sea:The sea areas off the coast extending from Kankasanturai to Trincomalee via Mullaitivu will be fairly rough at times. The other sea areas around the island will be slight. There is a higher chance of the occurrence of thundershowers in the sea areas off the coast extending from Batticaloa to Colombo via Trincomalee, Kankasanturai, and Puttalam due to the development of low-level atmospheric disturbance in the vicinity of Sri Lanka. Therefore, naval and fishing communities are requested to be vigilant during the activities in the aforementioned sea areas since there can be temporarily strong gusty winds and very rough seas during thundershowers.