Showery conditions are expected to be enhanced in the southwest part of the country today (25) and tomorrow (26)

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Weather forecast issued at 05.30 a.m. on 25 June 2023 by the Department of Meteorology

Showery conditions are expected to be enhanced in the southwest part of the country to some extent today (25) and tomorrow (26).

Showers or thundershowers will occur at times in Western and Sabaragamuwa provinces and in Kandy, Nuwara-Eliya, Galle and Matara districts. Fairly heavy showers above 50mm are likely at some places in the Western province and in Galle and Matara districts.  Several spells of showers will occur in North-western province.

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

Winds will be south-westerly and speed will be (25-40) kmph. Fairly 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.

Wind speed may increase up to (50-60) kmph at times in the sea areas off the coast extending from Hambantota to Pottuvil and off the coast extending from Kankasanthurai to Puttalam via Mannar and up to (40-50) 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 Kankasanthurai to Puttalam via Mannar will be rough at times while the sea areas off the coast extending 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 thundershower.

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