Today’s Weather Forecast: Several spells of showers will occur in Western, Sabaragamuwa, North-western and Central provinces and in Galle and Matara districts.
Showers or thundershowers may occur at a few places in Uva, Eastern and Northernprovinces in the evening or night.
Wind speed can increase up to 40 kmph at times in Northern, North-central and North-western provinces and in Hambanthota district.
General public is kindly requested to take adequate precautions to minimize damages caused by lightning activity and localized strong winds during thundershowers.
Marine Weather: Showers or thundershowers will occur at several places in the sea areas around the island.
Winds: Winds will be Westerly to South-westerly in the sea area extending from Puttalam to Galle via Colombo and South-westerly in the other sea areas around the island. Wind speed will be (30-40) kmph. Wind speed can increase up to (50-55) kmph at times in the sea areas extending from Galle to Potuvil via Hambantota and from Negombo to Mannar via Puttalam.
State of Sea: The sea areas extending from Galle to Potuvil via Hambantota and from Negombo to Mannar via Puttalam can be rough at times. The other sea areas around the island can be fairly rough at times.
There is a possibility that near shore sea areas off the coast extending from Puttalam to Hambanthota via Colombo and Galle, may experience surges due to the effect of swell waves, having 2.0 – 2.5 m height (This is not for land area).
Naval and fishing communities and those who are living in coastal areas are also requested to be vigilant in this regards. – Department of Meteorology