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Thursday, 21 December 2017 - 15:21
Met Department issues weather advisory
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Met Department says that several spells of showers will occur in Eastern and Uva provinces and in Polonnaruwa and Hambantota districts.
 
Showers or thundershowers will occur at several places in Western and Sabaragamuwa provinces and in Nuwara-Eliya, Galle, and Matara districts, particularly after 2 pm.
 
Fairly strong gusty wind up to 40 kmph can be expected in the northern half of the island and Hambantota, Monaragala and Matara districts.
 
Showers or thundershowers will occur at times in the sea areas off the coast extending from Batticaloa to Galle via Hambantota.
 
Showers or thundershowers will occur at several palaces in other sea areas in the evening or night.
 
Winds will be north-easterly in direction and wind speed will be 30-40kmph in the sea areas around the island.
 
Winds will be increased up to 50-55kmph and seas will fairly rough in the deep and shallow sea area off the coast extending from Kankasanturai to Colombo via Puttalam and also in Galle to Hambantota via Matara.
 
The Met Department added that heavy thundershowers were reported in few places in Badulla and Polonnaruwa districts.
 
Fairly heavy showers or thundershowers were reported from several places in Sabaragamuwa, Central, Uva and Eastern provinces.
 
The highest rainfall for the last 24 hours was reported from Poonagala Estate in Badulla district, which was 150mm.
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