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Rain expected at any time of the day

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor June 10, 2019 19:39

Rain expected at any time of the day

The Department of meteorology has said that rain can be expected at any time of the day in the Southwestern areas in the island as the Southwest monsoon conditions are active.

The Department of Meteorology forecast prevailing windy conditions to continue over the island during the next few days. Showers or thundershowers will occur at times in Western, Southern, Central, Sabaragamuwa and North-western provinces.Fairly heavy falls about 75 mm can be expected at some places. Several spells of light showers will occur in Anuradhapura and Mannar districts.

Fairly strong gusty winds up to 50 kmph are likely over the island. Strong gusty winds up to 60 kmph are likely, particularly in the western slope of the Central hilly areas, Northern, North-central and North-western provinces. There may be temporary localized strong winds during thundershowers.

The public are called upon to take adequate precautions to minimize damages caused by lightning activity.

Windy conditions are expected to continue in the Northern, Southern and South-western sea areas to the island. According to the Met Department 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.
Naval and fishing communities are called upon to be vigilant in this respect.

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor June 10, 2019 19:39

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