WEATHER FORECAST FOR SEA AREAS AROUND THE ISLAND
South-west monsoon conditions are gradually establishing over the island. Therefore, showery and windy conditions are expected to continue over the South-western and Southern sea areas to the island.Showers or thundershowers will occur at times in the sea areas off the coast extending from Mannar to Hambantota via Colombo and Galle. Showers or thundershowers may occur at several places in the other sea areas around the island. Winds will be South-westerly and speed will be 30-40 kmph in the sea areas around the island. The sea area extending from Kankasanturai to Pottuvil via Mannar, Colombo, Galle and Hambanthota can be rough at times as the wind speed can increase up to 60-65 kmph. The other sea areas around the island can be fairly rough at times as the wind speed can increase up to 50 kmph. Navel and fishing communities are requested to be vigilant in this regards Temporarily strong gusty winds and rough seas can be expected during thundershowers.
WEATHER FORECAST FOR NEXT 36 HOURS
South-west monsoon conditions are gradually establishing over the island. Therefore, prevailing showery and windy conditions (particularly in the South-western part) are expected to continue tonight. Showers or thundershowers will occur at times in Western, Southern, Central, Sabaragamuwa and North-western provinces. Several spells of showers will occur in Anuradhapura and Mannar districts. Showers or thundershowers may occur at several places elsewhere particularly after 2.00pm. Heavy falls about 100-150 mm can be expected at some places in Sabaragamuwa, Central, Western and North-western provinces and in Galle and Matara districts. Fairly heavy falls above 50 mm can be expected at some places in Eastern and Uva Provinces.Fairly strong gusty winds up to 40-50 kmph are also likely over the country, particularly in the central hilly areas and over western and southern coastal areas. There may be temporary localized strong winds during thundershowers. General public is kindly requested to take adequate precautions to minimize damages caused by lightning activity.