Northeast monsoon established over the island
The Northeast monsoon has established over the island, stated the Meteorology Department.
The low-level atmospheric disturbance to the south of Sri Lanka can be intensified into a low pressure area during next 24 hours. Under the influence of the system, cloudy skies can be expected in the southern half of the island.
Showers will occur at times in the Eastern, Central, Uva and Southern provinces and in Polonnaruwa district. Fairly heavy falls above 50 mm can be expected at some places in these areas.
Several spells of showers will occur in Northern province and in Anuradhapura district.
Showers or thundershowers will occur elsewhere during the evening or night. Fairly heavy falls about 75 mm can be expected at some places in these areas.
General public is kindly requested to take adequate precautions to minimize damages caused by temporary localized strong winds and lightning during thundershowers.