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Several spells of showers will occur in Western, Sabaragamuwa and North-Western provinces and in Kandy, Nuwara-Eliya, Galle and Matara districts

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Weather forecast issued at 05.30 a.m. on 22 July 2023 by the Department of Meteorology

Several spells of showers will occur in Western, Sabaragamuwa and North-Western provinces and in Kandy, Nuwara-Eliya, Galle and Matara districts. Mainly fair weather will prevail elsewhere over the Island.

Winds will be south-westerly and speed will be (30-40) kmph. Strong winds of about (50-60) kmph can be expected at times in western slopes of the central hills, Northern, North-Central and North-Western provinces, and in Monaragala, Hambantota and Trincomalee districts.

Wind speed may increase up to (50-60) kmph at times in the sea areas off the coast extending from Hambantota to Pottuvil and in the sea areas off the coast extending from Chilaw to Trincomalee via Mannar and Kankasanthurai. Wind speed may increase up to 50kmph at times in the sea areas off the coast extending from Chilaw to Hambantota via Colombo, Galle and Matara.

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

Increase of swell wave heights (about 2.0 – 2.5m) can be expected in the sea areas off the coast extending from Mannar to Pottuvil via Colombo, Galle and Hambantota.

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