Adverse weather to continue
The prevailing adverse weather will continue till the end of June.
The Western, Southern and Sabaragamuwa Provinces will experience heavy
showers, Duty Meteorologist Meryl Mendis told the Sunday Observer.
He said thundershowers will develop at a few places in the Eastern,
North-Central and Uva Provinces during the afternoon or evening.
Mendis said fairly strong winds are also likely at times along the
Western slopes of the Central Hills and there may be temporary localised
fairly strong winds during showers elsewhere.
The public has been requested to take precautions to minimise damages
caused by lightning.
There will be showers or thundershowers at times in the sea off the
coast extending from Puttalam to Hambantota. Showers can be expected at
a few places in other coastal areas around the island, he said.
He said winds will be in a Southwesterly direction and the velocity
will be between 20 to 40 kilometres per hour. The speed may increase up
to 50 to 60 kilometres per hour at times in the sea areas off the coast
from Puttalam to Trincomalee via Jaffna and Galle to Pottuvil via
Hambantota, according to Mendis.