Written by Staff Writer
06 Jun, 2014 | 8:11 pm
The Department of Meteorology says the southwestern monsoon system is becoming active over Sri Lanka.
The department is forecasting increased rainfall in southwestern parts of the country from June 6 until June 9.
The Met Depatment warns that while strong winds may be experienced over these areas, sea areas off the coast from Mannar to Pottuvil via Colombo and Galle, could be rough with wind speeds of up to 80 kilometers per hour.
Director of Department Lalith Chandrapala expressed following views said the northwestern province can also expect rain.
“We are expecting rains over the Western, Sabaragamuwa and Central Provinces as well as in the Galle and Matara Districts. There is also a possibility of rain over the Northwestern province. Constant thundershowers can be expected in the sea area off the Western and Southern coasts. Southwesterly winds with gusts of up to 70 to 80 kilometers per hour could be expected. We have informed the fishing and naval community to be vigilant in this regard.”
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