The low-pressure area located to the north-east of Sri Lanka in the Bay of Bengal is moving westwards and will reach India’s south Andhra Pradesh and adjoining north Tamil Nadu coasts today.

Showers or thunder showers will occur at times in Northern, North-Central, North-Western Western and Sabaragamuwa provinces and in Trincomalee, Galle and Matara districts. Heavy rains above 100mm can be expected at some places in the Northern province and fairly heavy showers above 50mm can be expected at some places in North-Western province and in Anuradhapura district.

Showers or thundershowers will occur at several places elsewhere particularly during the afternoon or night. Fairly heavy showers above 50 mm can be expected at some places in Uva province and in Ampara and Batticaloa districts.

Strong winds up to (40-50) kmph can be expected in Northern and North-Central provinces.

General public is kindly requested to take adequate precautions to minimize damages caused by temporary localized strong winds and lightning during thundershowers.