Weather Alert : Showers expected in a few areas

September 22, 2022 at 10:37 AM

The Department of Meteorology says a few showers will occur in the Western and Sabaragamuwa provinces and in the Galle and Matara districts today.

Showers or thundershowers will occur at a few places in the Uva province and in the Ampara and Batticaloa districts during the evening or night. Mainly fair weather will prevail elsewhere over the island. 

The public has been requested to take adequate precautions to minimize damages caused by temporary localized strong winds and lightning during thundershowers. 

The department also said showers will occur at several places in the sea area off the coast extending from Colombo to Matara via Galle. 

Winds will be south-westerly and wind speed will be (25-35) kmph. Wind speed may increase up to (45-55) kmph at times in the sea area off the coast extending from Puttalam to Kankasanturai via Mannar and from Matara to Pottuvil via Hambantota. 

The sea areas off the coast extending from Kankasanturai to Pottuvil via Puttalam, Colombo, Galle, Matara, and Hambantota may be rough at times. (NewsWire)