The Met Department says heavy showers are expected in several parts of the country for the next 36 hours from 04.00 pm today.
Thereby, showers will occur at times in the Western, Sabaragamuwa, and Central provinces and in the Galle and Matara districts.
Fairly heavy rainfalls above 50 mm can be expected at some places in the Sabaragamuwa province and in the Kandy, Nuwara-Eliya, Galle, and Matara districts.
The department said several spells of showers may occur in Northern, North-Central, and North-western provinces.
Strong winds about 50 kmph can be expected at times along the western slopes of the Central hills and in the Northern, North-central, and North-western provinces.
The department further said that 13,739 people from 3471 families in 10 districts have been affected due to the inclement weather.
A total of five deaths have been reported thus far due to adverse weather experienced in the country. (NewsWire)