Written by Teena Marian
05 Oct, 2022 | 10:09 am
COLOMBO (News 1st) – The Department of Meteorology says that a temporary reduction in the prevailing heavy rain conditions is expected today (5) and in the next few days.
Several spells of showers will occur in Western, Sabaragamuwa, and North-Western provinces and Kandy, Nuwara-Eliya, Galle, and Matara districts.
Showers or thundershowers will occur at several places in Uva, Eastern, and Northern provinces during the evening or night.
The general public is kindly requested to take adequate precautions to minimize damages caused by temporary localized strong winds and lightning during thundershowers.
Condition of Rain:
Showers will occur at several places in the sea area off the coast extending from Puttalam to Matara via Colombo.
Winds will be south-westerly and wind speed will be (20-40) kmph.
Wind speed may increase up to 50 kmph at times in the sea areas off the coast extending from Puttalam to Galle via Colombo.
Wind speed may increase up to (50-60) kmph from Galle to Pottuvil via Hambantota.
State of Sea:
The sea areas off the coast extending from Puttalam to Hambantota via Colombo and Galle will be rough at times and from Hambantota to Pottuvil will be rough and very rough at times.
There is a possibility to increase swell waves by about (2.0 m – 2.5 m) in the sea areas off the coast extending from Puttalam to Pottuvil via Colombo, Galle, and Hambantota.
Therefore, it is advised to be vigilant in fishing and naval activities in the sea areas off the coast extending from Hambanthota to Pottuvil.
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