Rain has caused traffic congestion in all routes leading to Colombo. The police informs that the roads leading to Borella from Battaramulla Parliament road are most faced with the problem.
Thundershowers can be expected in the Western Province as well as the Kegalle district from time to time and showers can be expected in the North-Western and Southern Provinces as well as in the Ratnapura district.
Thundershowers can occur in a few areas in the Central, Uva and Eastern Provinces after 4.00pm.
Heavy wind can be expected temporarily with thundershowers. It is advised to take steps to minimize harm by lightning.
Meteorologist Shrimal Herath says that a gale will develop round the coastal area around the island and the speed of wind can increase upto 70-80kmph.