WEATHER

Showers in Western and Sabaragamuwa provinces and in Galle and Matara districts

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Weather forecast issued at 05.30 a.m. on 29 August 2023 by the Department of Meteorology

Showers will occur at times in Western and Sabaragamuwa provinces and in Galle and Matara districts. Several spells of showers will occur in Kandy and Nuwara Eliya districts. Showers or thundershowers will occur at several places in Uva province and in Ampara, Batticaloa and Mulathivu districts during the evening or night.

Winds will be south-westerly and speed will be (30-35) kmph. Wind speed may increase up to (50-55)kmph at times in the sea areas off the coast extending from Hambantota to Pottuvil, and from Puttalam to Trincomalee via Mannar and Kankasanthurai and up to (40-45) kmph at times in the sea areas off the coast extending from Puttalam to Hambantota via Colombo and Galle.

The sea areas off the coast extending from Hambantota to Pottuvil and from Puttalam to Kankasanthurai via Mannar may be rough at times while the sea areas off the coast extending from Puttalam to Hambantota via Colombo and Galle may be fairly rough at times.

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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