Showers, thundershowers to continue in several Provinces during afternoon and night: Met Dept
By: Isuru Parakrama
Colombo (LNW): Showers or thundershowers will occur at several places in Western, Sabaragamuwa, Southern, Uva, Central, North-Western and North-Central provinces and in Mannar district during the afternoon or night, and fairly heavy showers above 50mm are likely at some places in above areas, said the Department of Meteorology in a statement today (06).
A few showers may occur in the southern coastal areas during the morning too, it added.
General public is kindly requested to take adequate precautions to minimise damages caused by temporary localised 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 during 05th to 15th of April in this year. The nearest areas of Sri Lanka over which the sun is overhead today (06th) are Udugama, Nelluwa, Maduwanwala, Kumbukwewa and Yala at about 12:13 noon, the statement further said.
Marine Weather:Condition of Rain:Showers or thunder showers will occur at several places in the sea areas off the coast extending from Puttalam to Hambantota via Colombo, Galle and Matara during the night. Winds:Winds will be south-easterly to south-westerly and wind speed will be (20-30) kmph.State of Sea:The sea areas around the island will be slight. Temporarily strong gusty winds and very rough seas can be expected during thundershowers.