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Prevailing heavy showers and strong winds over the south western part of the island is expected to reduce from today (06)

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Weather forecast issued at 05.30 a.m. on 06 July 2023 by the Department of Meteorology

Showers will occur at times in Western and Sabaragamuwa provinces and in Kandy, Nuwara-Eliya, Galle and Matara districts. Several spells of showers will occur in the North-Western province and in Matale and Anuradhapura districts.

Winds will be south-westerly and speed will be (25-35) kmph. Fairly strong winds about (40-45) 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 (50-60) kmph at times in the sea areas off the coast extending from Trincomalee to Puttalam via Kankasanthurai and Mannar and sea areas off the coast extending from Hambanthota to Pottuvil. Wind speed may increase up to (45-50) kmph at times in the sea areas off the coast extending from Puttalam to Hambanthota via Colombo and Galle.

The sea areas off the coast extending from Trincomalee to Puttalam via Kankasanthurai and Mannar and sea areas off the coast extending from Hambanthota to Pottuvil will be rough at times. Sea areas off the coast extending from Puttalam to Hambanthota via Colombo and Galle will be fairly rough and other sea areas around the island will be moderate.

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.

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