Met Dept predicts inclement weather


By Naalir Jamaldeen

The Meteorology Department predicted that showers or thundershowers are expected in most parts of the country today (30) excluding the Northern Province and Trincomalee District after 2:00 p.m.

Fairly heavy showers above 50mm can be expected at some places in Sabaragamuwa and Uva Provinces as well as Kurunegala, Hambantota and Anuradhapura Districts.

The public should be cautious of possible temporary heavy winds and lightning strikes and take adequate measures to minimise damage.

Showers or thundershowers could occur at few places in the deep and shallow seas off the coast from Puttalam extending to Galle via Colombo, Kalutara and Hikkaduwa in the evening or night.

Wind velocity is expected to be from 20 to 30 kmph from Southerly to South-Easterly direction surrounding the island.