Rough rains across island


The prevailing showery and windy conditions over the island are expected to slightly enhance in the next few days.

Showers or thundershowers will occur today (31) at times in Western, Sabaragamuwa and North-Western provinces and in Kandy, Nuwara-Eliya, Galle and Matara districts, while heavy showers above 100 mm may also occur at some places in these areas.

Anuradhapura district will also experience several spells of showers during the day, while Ampara and Batticaloa districts will experience showers or thundershowers during the evening or night.

Meanwhile, strong winds of about 40-50 kmph can be expected at times in the western slope of the central hills, Northern, North-Central and North-Western provinces and in Trincomalee and Hambantota districts.

The Department of Meteorology adviced the public to take adequate precautions to minimize damages caused by temporary localized strong winds and lightning during thundershowers.