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Rough seas and surges off the coast from Mannar to Galle

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Weather forecast issued at 05.30 a.m. on 13 February 2023 by the Department of Meteorology

Showers or thundershowers may occur at a few places in Rathnapura, Kalutara, Galle and Matara districts during the afternoon or night. Mainly fair weather will prevail elsewhere over the island.

Winds will be north-easterly and wind speed will be (20-30) kmph. Wind speed may increase up to (40-45) kmph at times in the sea areas off the coast extending from Mannar to Colombo via Puttalam and in sea areas off the coast extending from Galle to Pottuvil via Hambantota.

The sea areas off the coast extending from Matara to Pottuvil via Hambantota will be fairly rough at times. The other sea areas around the Island may be slight to moderate.

Near shore sea areas off the coast extending from Mannar to Galle via Puttalam and Colombo may experience rough seas and surges due to increased wave period.



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Fair weather will prevail except for evening showers in Kalutara, Galle, Matara and Rathnapura districts

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Weather observations issued by the Department of Meteorology on 2024 02 21

Weather forecast issued at 05.30 a.m. on 21 February 2024 by the Department of Meteorology

Misty conditions can be expected at some places in Western and Sabaragamuwa provinces during the morning.

Showers or thundershowers may occur at a few places in Kalutara, Galle, Matara and Rathnapura districts in the evening or night. Mainly fair weather will prevail elsewhere.

Winds will be north-easterly and wind speed will be (25-30) kmph. Fairly strong winds about 30 kmph can be expected at times in eastern slopes of the central hills and in North-central, North-western, Uva, Southern and Eastern provinces and in Matale and Kandy districts.  Wind speed may increase up to (40-45) kmph at times in the sea areas off the coasts extending from Galle to Pottuvil via Hambantota and from Colombo to Kankasanthurai via Puttalam.

The sea areas off the coasts extending from Galle to Pottuvil via Hambantota and from Colombo to Kankasanthurai via Puttalam can be fairly rough at times.

The public is kindly requested to take adequate precautions to minimize damages caused by temporary localized strong winds and lightning during thundershowers.

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A few showers in Eastern, Sabaragamuwa and Uva provinces and in Galle and Matara districts today

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Weather observations issued by the Department of Meteorology on 2024 02 20

Weather forecast issued at 05.30 a.m. on 20 February 2024 by the Department of Meteorology

Misty conditions can be expected at some places in Western and Sabaragamuwa provinces during the morning.

A few showers may occur in Eastern and Uva provinces in the morning. Showers or thundershowers may occur at a few places in Sabaragamuwa province and in Galle and Matara districts in the evening or night. Mainly fair weather will prevail elsewhere.

Winds will be north-easterly and wind speed will be (25-30) kmph. Fairly strong winds about (30-35) kmph can be expected at times in eastern slopes of the central hills and in North-central, North-western, Uva, Southern and Eastern provinces and in Matale and Kandy districts. Wind speed may increase up to (40-45) kmph at times in the sea areas off the coasts extending from Galle to Pottuvil via Hambantota and from Colombo to Kankasanthurai via Puttalam.

The sea areas off the coasts extending from Galle to Pottuvil via Hambantota and from Colombo to Kankasanthurai via Puttalam can be fairly rough at times.

The public is kindly requested to take adequate precautions to minimize damages caused by temporary localized strong winds and lightning during thundershowers.

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Showers in Eastern, Uva and Sabaragamuwa provinces, fair weather elsewhere

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Weather observations issued by the Department of Meteorology on 2024 02 19

Weather forecast issued at 05.30 a.m. on 19 February 2024 by the Department of Meteorology

A few showers may occur in Eastern and Uva provinces. Showers or thundershowers may occur at a few places in Sabaragamuwa province after 4.00 p.m. Mainly fair weather will prevail elsewhere.

Winds will be north-easterly and wind speed will be (25-30) kmph. Fairly strong winds about (30-35) kmph can be expected at times in eastern slopes of the central hills and in Northern, North-central, North-western, Uva, Southern and Eastern provinces and in Matale and Kandy districts. Wind speed may increase up to (45-55) kmph at times in the sea areas off the coasts extending from Galle to Pottuvil via Hambantota and from Colombo to Kankasanthurai via Puttalam.

The sea areas off the coasts extending from Galle to Pottuvil via Hambantota and from Colombo to Kankasanthurai via Puttalam can be rough at times.

The public is kindly requested to take adequate precautions to minimize damages caused by temporary localized strong winds and lightning during thundershowers.

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