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Heavy rain and strong winds expected in the next few days

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor June 13, 2019 19:12

Heavy rain and strong winds expected in the next few days

The Department of Meteorology has said that winds at a speed of up to 69 kilometres will be experienced in the Northern, North Central and Northwestern Provinces as well as in the Trincomalee District from time to time. It warned the public to be cautious as strong winds at a speed of 50 kilomteres per hour may be experienced in other parts of the island.
Prevailing windy conditions particularly over the Northern half of the island and showery conditions in the South-western part of the country are likely to enhance to some extent during the next few days.Showers or thundershowers will occur at times in Western, Southern, Central, Sabaragamuwa and North-western provinces.
Heavy falls of about 100 mm can be expected at some places, particularly in the Western and Sabaragamuwa Provinces and in Galle and Matara Districts.
Several spells of light showers may occur in Anuradhapura, Jaffna, Batticaloa and Badulla Districts.Strong gusty winds of up to 60 kmph are likely in Northern, North-central and North-western provinces and in Trincomalee, Matale and Hambantota districts. Fairly strong gusty winds up to 50 kmph are likely in the other parts of the island.
The Department of Meteorology said that showers or thundershowers will occur at times in the sea areas off the coast extending from Mannar to Hambantota via Puttalam, Colombo and Galle. Winds will be South-westerly and speed will be 30-40 kmph in the sea areas around the island.

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor June 13, 2019 19:12