Rain expected in most areas today

The Department of Meteorology says it expects showers or thundershowers to occur over most parts of the country today.

While humidity levels will still be high, the department said that there may be temporary localized fairly strong winds during the thundershowers.

The department urged the public to take adequate precautions to minimize the damages caused by lightning activities.

It also said that in the sea areas there will be showers at several places off the coast extending from Trincomalee to Colombo via Hambantota .

Winds will be from the easterly or variable direction and speeds will be between 20 – 40 km/hr. The wind speed may increase up to 50-60kmph during thundershowers.