Latest News Local Weather Several spells of showers expected By admin Posted on 2 weeks ago 3 min read 0 0 Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Google+ Share on Reddit Share on Pinterest Share on Linkedin Share on Tumblr rain Several spells of showers will occur in Western, Sabaragamuwa, Southern and Central provinces. Several spells of light showers will occur in North-Western province. Showers or thundershowers may occur at several places in Uva and Eastern provinces in the evening or night. Wind speed can increase up to (40-50) kmph at times in Northern, North-Central and North-Western provinces and Hambanthota district and the western slopes of the central hills. General public is kindly requested to take adequate precautions to minimize damages caused by lightning activity and localized strong winds during thundershowers. WEATHER FORECAST FOR SEA AREAS AROUND THE ISLAND DURING NEXT 24 HOURS Condition of Rain: Showers or thundershowers will occur at several places in the sea areas extending from Kankasanturai to Hambantota via Puttalam, Colombo and Galle. Winds: Winds will be South-westerly in direction in the 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 Matara to Batticaloa via Hambantota and Potuvil and from Puttalam to Mullaitivu via Mannar and Kankasanturai. State of Sea: The sea areas extending from Matara to Batticaloa via Hambantota and Potuvil and from Puttalam to Mullaitivu via Mannar and Kankasanturai 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 Potuvil via Colombo, Galle and Hambantota, may experience surges due to the effect of swell waves, having 2.0 – 3.0 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.