Weather forecast issued at 05.30 a.m. on 17 June 2023 by the Department of Meteorology
Cloudy skies will prevail over Northern and Eastern provinces.
Several spells of showers will occur in Sabaragamuwa province and in Kandy and Nuwara-Eliya districts. A few showers will occur in Western province and in Galle and Matara districts.
Showers or thundershowers will occur at several places in Northern province and in Trincomalee district during the evening or night. Showers may occur in Northern and Eastern provinces and in Polonnaruwa district.
Strong winds about (40-45) kmph can be expected at times in western slopes of the central hills, North-Central province and in Puttalam, Hambantota and Trincomalee districts.
Winds will be south-westerly over sea area around the island and speed will be (25-35) kmph. Wind speed may increase up to (50-60) kmph at times in the sea areas off the coast extending from Hambantota to Pottuvil and may increase up to (45-50) kmph at times in the sea areas off the coast extending from Trincomalee to Hambantota via Kankasanthurai, Mannar, Puttalam, Colombo, and Galle
The sea areas off the coast extending from Hambantota to Pottuvil will be rough at times. The sea areas off the coast extending from Trincomalee to Hambantota via Kankasanthurai, Mannar, Puttalam, Colombo, and Galle will 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 thundershower.