Showers & winds to enhance over the island during next few days

The Department of Meteorology says temporary enhancement of windy and showery conditions over the island, particularly over the South-western parts is expected during next few days, due to fairly active south-west monsoon.

Showers or thundershowers will occur at times in Western, Sabaragamuwa, Central and North-western provinces and in Galle and Matara districts.

In the meantime, fairly heavy rainfalls about 75mm are likely at some places in Sabaragamuwa and Central provinces and in Galle and Matara districts.

Showers will occur at several places in Northern province and Anuradhapura district.

Showers or thundershowers will occur at a few places in Eastern and Uva provinces in the afternoon or night.

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

Sea areas:

There is a possibility for formation of low-pressure area over East-central Bay of Bengal.

Strong or very strong gusty winds heavy rainfalls and rough or very rough seas can be expected over north of Andaman sea and East-central Bay of Bengal Sea area (13N-18N, 85E-96E) during next few days.

Naval and fishing communities are advised not to venture into aforementioned deep sea areas from 09th – 12th October 2020.

Showers or thundershowers will occur in the sea areas off the from Kankesanturai to Matara via Mannar, Puttalam, Colombo and Galle. Showers or thundershowers may occur in the sea areas off the coast extending from Kankesanturai to Batticaloa via Trincomalee.

Winds will be Westerly to South-westerly in the sea areas around the island and the wind speed will be (30-40) kmph.

Wind speed can increase up to 60 kmph in the sea areas extending from Matara to Pottuvil via Hambantota. Wind speed can increase up to (50-60) kmph in the sea areas off the coast extending from Kankesanturai to Puttalam via Mannar.

The sea areas extending from Matara to Pottuvil via Hambantota can be rough at times.

The sea areas extending from Kankesanturai to Puttalam via Mannar, can be fairly rough at times. Other sea areas around the island will be moderate.

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