Atmospheric disturbance causing heavy rain

Under the influence of an atmospheric disturbances in the Southern parts of the island and adjoining sea areas, occasional showers or thunder showers will occur in the Eastern, Uva, Central, Sabaragamuwa, Western and Southern provinces and in the Kurunegala district today.

Showers or thundershowers will develop at several places elsewhere, the Department of Meteorology said.

There will be fairly strong North-easterly winds at times over the island. The department also said that winds will head in a north-easterly direction and speeds will be 40 – 50 km/hr.

Sea areas around the island will be rough. Particularly Seas off the coast extending from Mannar to Pottuvil via Galle will experience strong winds up to 60 – 70 km/hr.