Heavy rains to 3 provinces, sun directly overhead to other areas

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The Department of Meteorology says that three provinces will experience heavy showers throughout today (5) while several other places will see rain in the evening or night.

Accordingly, heavy showers will occur in the Western, Sabaragamuwa and North-Western provinces and in Kandy, Nuwara-Eliya, Galle and Matara districts. Several spells of shower will also occur in the northern province.

Furthermore, strong winds about 50 kmph can be expected at times over the western slopes of the Central hills.

The department advised the public to take adequate precautions to minimize damages caused by temporary localized strong winds and lightning during thundershowers.

Meanwhile, due to its apparent southward relative motion, the Sun is going to be directly overhead Polgasovita, Palabaddala, Randeniya about 12.09 noon today.