Weather forecast issued at 05.30 a.m. on 05 July 2023 by the Department of Meteorology
Prevailing showery and windy condition over the south western parts of the island is expected to continue.
Showers will occur at times in Western, Sabaragamuwa and Central provinces and in Galle and Matara districts. Fairly heavy showers about 75 mm are likely at some places in the Sabaragamuwa province and in Kandy and Nuwara-Eliya districts. Several spells of showers will occur in the North-Western province.
Showers or thundershowers may occur at a few places in the Uva province and in Ampara and Batticaloa districts during the evening or night.
Winds will be south-westerly and speed will be (30-40) kmph. Strong winds about (45-50) kmph can be expected at times in western slopes of the central hills, Northern and North-Central provinces, and in Puttalam, Hambantota and Trincomalee districts.
Wind speed may increase up to (60-70) kmph at times in the sea areas off the coast extending from Trincomalee to Pottuvil via Kankasanthurai, Mannar, Puttalam, Colombo, Galle and Hambanthota.
The sea areas off the coast extending from Trincomalee to Pottuvil via Kankasanthurai, Mannar, Puttalam, Colombo, Galle and Hambanthota will be rough or very rough at times.
Naval and fishing communities are requested to be vigilant as it is dangerous to engage in activities in the above sea areas. Other sea areas around the island will be fairly rough.
Increase of swell waves (about 2.5 – 3.0 m) can be expected in the sea areas off the coast extending from Mannar to Pottuvil via Puttalam, Colombo, Galle and Hambanthota
General public is kindly requested to take adequate precautions to minimize damages caused by temporary localized strong winds and lightning during thundershowers.