Department of Meteorology – Sri Lanka says that a low pressure area persist in the South-west Bay of Bengal and will adjoining South-east Bay of Bengal. It is likely to intensify further and move west-northwestward towards the east coast of Sri Lanka during the next few days.

Under the influence of the aforementioned low pressure area, Showery condition in Northern, North-central, Eastern and Uva provinces and in Matale district is expected to enhance from tonight March 2 to March 04th.

Cloudy skies can be expected in the Eastern, Uva and Central provinces.

Showers will occur at times in Eastern and Uva provinces and in Matale, Nuwara-Eliya and Polonnaruwa districts. Fairly heavy showers above 75 mm can be expected at some places in the above areas.

Several spells of showers will occur in Northern province and in Kandy, Hambantota and Anuradhapura districts.

Showers or thundershowers will occur at a few places in Sabaragamuwa province and in Galle, Matara and Kaluthara districts during the evening or night.

Wind speed can increase up to (40-50) kmph at times in Northern, North-Central, Eastern, North-Western and Uva provinces, Eastern slopes of the central hills and in Hambantota district.