Rains to continue

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Showers or thundershowers will occur today (12) at times in the Western, Sabaragamuwa and Central provinces and in the Galle and Matara districts, the Meteorological Department reported.

Meanwhile, heavy showers above 100mm are expected in some places in the Sabaragamuwa and Central provinces, and in the Galle and Matara districts, while several spells of showers will occur in the Northern and North-western provinces.

Winds speed can increase up to 40 kmph at times over the Western slope of the Central hills, Northern, North-central and North-western provinces and in the Hambantota district.

The Department has requested that the general public take adequate precautions to minimize damages caused by temporary localized strong winds and lightning during thundershowers.