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Heavy showers above 100 mm at some places in Western and Sabaragamuwa provinces and in Kandy, Nuwara-Eliya, Galle and Matara districts

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Weather forecast issued at 05.30 a.m. on 12 May 2023 by the Department of Meteorology

Showers or thundershowers will occur at times in Western, Sabaragamuwa, Central, North-Western and Southern provinces. Heavy showers above 100 mm are likely at some places in Western and Sabaragamuwa provinces and in Kandy, Nuwara-Eliya, Galle and Matara districts.

Several spells of showers will occur in Northern, North-Central, Uva and Eastern provinces and in Trincomalee district during the afternoon or night.

Winds will be south-westerly over sea area around the island and speed will be (30-40) kmph.   Wind speed may increase up to (55-60) kmph at times in the sea areas off the coast extending from Galle to Pottuvil via Matara and Hambantota and in the sea areas off the coast extending from Chilaw to Trincomalee via Puttalam, Mannar, Kankasanthurai and Mullaitivu.

The sea areas off the coast extending from Galle to Pottuvil via Matara and Hambantota and sea areas off the coast extending from Chilaw to Trincomalee via Puttalam, Mannar, Kankasanthurai and Mullaitivu will be rough. The other sea areas around the island will be fairly rough.

General public is kindly requested to take adequate precautions to minimize damages caused by temporary localized strong winds and lightning during thundershowers.

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