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Weather forecast issued at 05.30 a.m. on 24 May 2023 by the Department of Meteorology

Showers or thundershowers will occur at a few places in Eastern, North Central and Uva provinces and in Trincomalee district during the evening or night. A few showers may occur in Western coastal areas and in Galle and Matara districts during the morning too.

Winds will be south-westerly over sea area around the island and speed will be (20-30) kmph. Wind speed may increase up to (40-45) kmph at times in the sea areas off the coast extending from Puttalam to Kankasanthurai via Mannar and Matara to Pottuvil via Hambantota.

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