Monsoon active, public warned of gale winds

Monsoon active, public warned of gale winds

Written by Nathasha De Alwis

30 May, 2018 | 12:12 am

COLOMBO (News 1st) – The Met. Department says following the activation of the South-Western monsoon, wind speeds across several areas could increase. Many instances were reported from across the country of trees being uprooted and power lines being disrupted.

Media Spokesperson of the Ministry of Power and Renewable Energy Sulakshana Jayawardhena stated that repair work is now being done to restore power to affected areas and that they hope to finish it as soon as possible.

The met department says the rain and windy conditions will continue until the 31st of this month. Strong gusty winds up to 50-60 kmph can be expected on the western slopes of the Central hills and fairly strong gusty winds up to 50 kmph could also be expected in the Western, Southern, North-Western and North-central provinces.

Sea area extending from Mannar to Batticaloa via Puttalam, Colombo, Galle and Hambantota can be rough or very rough at times as the wind speed can increase up to 60-70 kmph at times. Sea area extending from Mannar to Trincomalee via Kankasanturai can be rough at times as the wind speed can increase up to 50-60 kmph at times.

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