Strong winds up to 60-70 kmph

Friday, 23 August 2019

Windy condition over the island, particularly in Central hilly areas, Northern, North-central and North-western provinces and in Trincomalee, Hambantota districts (up to 60-70 kmph) at times and showery condition in South-western part of the island is expected to continue.

Sudden increase of wind speed is expected up to 50 kmph in Western and Sabaragamuwa provinces and in Galle and Matara districts. howers or thundershowers will occur at times in Western, Central, Sabaragamuwa, Southern and North-western provinces.

Several spells of showers may occur in Northern province and in Badulla and Anuradhapura districts. Showers or thundershowers will occur at a few places in Ampara and Batticaloa districts after 2.00 pm. Heavy falls above 100 mm are likely at some places in Sabaragamuwa province and in Nuwara- Eliya district. Fairly falls about 75 mm are likely at some places in Western and Southern provinces and in Kandy and Matale districts.

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.