Enhanced showery conditions in the coming days, DMC warns
The prevailing showery conditions in the country are expected to worsen in the coming days, the Disaster Management Centre (DMC) warned yesterday.
Accordingly heavy showers exceeding 50mm are expected in the Sabaragamuwa, Central, Western and North-western provinces and in the Galle and Matara districts.
Showers will occur in the Western, Southern and North-western provinces and in the Batticaloa and Ampara districts especially during the afternoon. Fairly strong winds are expected in a few places while gusty winds of upto 40 to 50 kmph would be experienced in the Northcentral province and the Puttalam, Matale, Monaragala and Hambantota Districts.
Light showers were predicted in the sea areas extending from Puttalam to Matara via Colombo and Galle. Winds will be southwesterly in direction and wind speeds on average would be around 35-45 kmph but could pick up and reach upto 60 kmph at times in the sea areas extending from Puttalam to Kankesanturai via Mannar and Matara to Pottuvil via Hambantota. The sea areas extending from Puttalam to Mannar and Hambantota to Pottuvil was expected to be rough. Naval and fishing communities were requested to be vigilant due to sea areas being rough with gusty winds making it dangerous for fishing.