Weather Alert : Rain expected in several areas today

June 7, 2023 at 9:10 AM

Heavy rains are expected in several parts of Sri Lanka today, the Department of Meteorology stated.

Showers or thundershowers will occur at times in the Western, Sabaragamuwa and Central provinces and in the Galle and Matara districts. 

Fairly heavy showers of about 100mm are likely at some places in the Sabaragamuwa Province and in the Galle, Matara and Kalutara districts. 

Several spells of showers will occur in the North-Western province. Showers or thundershowers will occur at several places in the Uva province and in the Ampara and Batticaloa districts during the evening or night. 

Strong winds of about 40-45 kmph can be expected at times in the Northern and North-Central provinces and in the Hambantota, Puttalam and Trincomalee districts. 

The public is requested to take adequate precautions to minimize damages caused by temporary localized strong winds and lightning during thundershowers. (NewsWire)