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Showers in Western, Sabaragamuwa, Central and Northern provinces and in Galle, Matara and Trincomalee districts

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Weather forecast issued at 05.30 a.m. on 18 June 2023 by the Department of Meteorology

Cloudy skies will prevail over Northern, North-Central and Eastern provinces.

Several spells of showers will occur in Western, Sabaragamuwa, Central and Northern provinces and in Galle, Matara and Trincomalee districts while a  few showers will occur in North-Central and North-western provinces.

Showers or thundershowers may occur at a few places in Uva province and in Ampara and Batticaloa districts during the evening or night.

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 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 while wind speed 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 thundershowers.

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