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

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Weather forecast issued at 05.30 a.m. on 20 June 2023 by the Department of Meteorology

Several spells of showers will occur in Western, Sabaragamuwa, Central and Northern provinces and in Galle, Matara and Puttalam districts while a few showers will occur in North-Central province and in Kurunegala district.

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, Northern and North-Central provinces and in Puttalam, Hambantota and Trincomalee districts.

Winds will be south-westerly and speed will be (25-35) kmph but may increase up to (50-60) kmph at times in the sea areas off the coast extending from Hambantota to Pottuvil and 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 and the sea areas off the coast extending 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.

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