Operations are underway to rescue three fishermen who are missing. The fishermen has gone to sea from Nayaru area in Mullaithivu. The Navy is conducting operations.
The fishermen are refraining from fishing due to the rough seas. The Met Department announces that the low pressure area in the vicinity of Sri Lanka is now located to the south-west of the island. It is likely to move away from the country towards the Arabian Sea.
Prevailing showery condition, particularly in the eastern part of the country, is expected to reduce some extent from tomorrow. Showers or thunder showers will occur at times in the North-central, Eastern, Uva and Southern provinces.Showers or thunder showers will develop elsewhere after 2.00pm.Fairly heavy falls can be expected at some places particularly in North-Western and Uva provinces and in the Mannar district.
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.