More showers expected

By Naalir Jamaldeen | Published: 2:00 AM Nov 23 2021
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By Naalir Jamaldeen

The Meteorology Department yesterday (22) said owing to the low level atmospheric disturbance in the vicinity of Sri Lanka, showery conditions are expected to develop from today (23). Showers or thundershowers could occur at times over several parts of the country as a result.

Meteorologist Kasun Pasqual yesterday said showers or thundershowers could occur at times in Northern, Eastern, North Central and Uva Provinces as well as Matale District in the Central Province. 

He said fairly heavy showers above 50 millimetres can be expected at some places of North Central, Northern and Eastern Provinces. Showers or thundershowers could occur elsewhere in the evening or night. Pasqual also cautioned of possible heavy winds and lightning strikes and urged precautionary measures to minimise damage.

Showers or thundershowers could occur at times in the evening or night in the seas from Puttalam extending to Pottuvil via Mannar, Kankesanthurai, Trincomalee and Batticaloa. Showers or thundershowers could also occur in the evening or night at several places in other seas surrounding the island. Wind speed is expected to be 25 to 35 kilometres per hour (kmph) from North Westerly or North Easterly direction. Wind speed is expected to be increased from 40 to 45 kmph in the seas from Balapitiya extending to Matara via Galle as well as the seas from Kankesanthurai extending to Pottuvil via Trincomalee and Batticaloa. These seas will remain fairly turbulent at times, according to Pasqual.

Temporary gusty winds and very turbulent seas can be expected during the thundershowers. Fishermen and other seafarers have been asked to be vigilant, Pasqual added.   


By Naalir Jamaldeen | Published: 2:00 AM Nov 23 2021

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