The prevailing showery and windy conditions over the island are expected to continue further, due to the active Southwest Monsoonal condition, says the Met. Department.

Showers will occur at times in Western, Sabaragamuwa, Central and Southern provinces. Several spells of showers will occur in North-western province.

Fairly heavy showers above 50 mm are likely at some places in Western and Sabaragamuwa provinces and in Nuwara-Eliya district.

Showers or thundershowers will occur at a few places in Uva, North-central and Eastern provinces in the evening or night, it said.

Strong winds of about 40-50 kmph can be expected at times over Western slopes of the central hills and in North-central, Western, Southern and North-western provinces and in Trincomalee and Monaragala districts.

Sea Areas:

The sea areas around the island will be rough or very rough due to the active south-west monsoonal condition. Naval and fishing communities are advised not to venture into the sea areas extending from Mannar to Pottuvil via Colombo, Galle and Hambantota, until further notice and be vigilant in the other sea areas around the island.

Waves heights may increase up to about 2.5 m – 3.5 m in the sea areas off the coast, extending from Kalpitiya to Hambantota via Colombo and Galle. 

Therefore, there is a possibility that nearshore sea areas extending from Kalpitiya to Matara via Colombo and Galle, may experience surges due to sea waves.