In the latest weather update, the Department of Meteorology has announced that several spells of showers are expected to occur in the Western, Sabaragamuwa, Central, and Southern Provinces of Sri Lanka. Residents in these areas are advised to prepare for potential rainfall throughout the day.
Furthermore, the districts of Galle, Matara, and Kalutara are likely to experience fairly heavy showers, with precipitation levels exceeding 50 mm in some locations. This increased rainfall could lead to localized flooding or waterlogging, urging residents to remain vigilant and take necessary precautions.
Meanwhile, the North-western province may witness a few showers, although they are expected to be less intense compared to the aforementioned areas. Residents in this region should still be mindful of the possibility of rainfall.
As the day progresses, the Uva and Eastern provinces are forecasted to experience showers or thundershowers in several places during the evening or night hours. This weather pattern could potentially bring along temporary localized strong winds and lightning, which may cause damage. Therefore, the public is strongly advised to take adequate precautions to minimize any potential harm or property damage.
The Department of Meteorology encourages individuals in the affected provinces to stay informed about weather updates through official channels and remain cautious during thundershowers. It is important to keep a safe distance from tall objects, such as trees and electrical poles, and avoid open areas during periods of heavy rain and thunderstorms.