Heavy rain to continue

Showers or thundershowers will develop at several places over most provinces of the island during the afternoon or evening today, the Department of Meteorology said.

The Department said that there may be temporary localized strong winds during thundershowers. The general public have been urged to take adequate precautions to minimize the damages caused by lightning activities.

It also said that there will be showers or thundershowers at a several places in the sea areas off the coast extending from Puttalam to Pottuvil via Galle.

Winds will be Westerly or Southwesterly and speeds will be 20-40 km/hr. The speed may increase up to 50kmph at times in the sea areas off the coast extending from Puttalam to Pottuvil via Galle and in the gulf of Mannar sea area.

The sea areas off the coast extending from Puttalam to Pottuvil via Galle and the gulf of Mannar sea area will be fairly rough at times.

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