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    Heavy showers in coming days says Met Department

    July 28, 2018

    Heavy rainfall of up to 50mm is expected in Central, Uva and Eastern Provinces over the next few days, the Meteorology Department said yesterday. It said temporary localised strong winds were also expected during thundershowers.

    However, naval and fishing communities were requested to be on alert as sea areas extending from Puttalam to Pottuvil via Negombo, Galle and Hambantota were expected to be rough at times and the wind speed to go up to 60kmph.

    Meanwhile, 320,295 people belonging to 102,303 families in Jaffna, Vavuniya, Kilinochchi, Manar, M Showers or thundershowers will occur at several places in Uva and Eastern provinces and in Mannar, Mullaitivu and Vauniya districts after 2.00 p.m.

    Several spells of showers will occur in Central province. Fairly heavy falls about 50 mm can be expected at some places in Central, Uva and Eastern provinces.Light showers will occur in Sabaragamuwa and Western provinces.There may be temporary localized strong winds during thundershowers. General public is kindly requested to take adequate precautions to minimize damages caused by lightning activity.

       Weather Forecast for Main Cities                                                                         Date :    28-Jul-2018

    City        Temperature (0C)            Relative Humidity (%)    Weather

    Max       Min        Max       Min

    Anuradhapura   34           25           85           50           Mainly fair

    Batticaloa            34           27           85           60           Showers or thundershowers are likely after 2.00p.m

    Colombo              30           27           80           75           A few showers

    Galle      28           26           90           85           A few showers

    Jaffna    34           28           90           60           Mainly fair

    Kandy   29           23           85           70           A few showers

    Nuwara-Eliya     21           13           95           85           A few showers

    Ratnapura           30           24           90           80           Several spells of showers

    Trincomalee       35           25           90           50           Showers or thundershowers after 2.00p.m

    Mannar                31           27           90           70           Mainly fairullaitivu, Kurunegala, Anuradhapura and Ampara Districts were said to be affected by the drought

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