Showers to continue | Sunday Observer

Showers to continue

20 September, 2020

The Department of Meteorology says that the prevailing showers and winds are expected to continue due to the activation of the South-West monsoon across the island.

Showers will occur at times in the Central, Sabaragamuwa, Western and North-western provinces and in Galle and Matara districts and heavy rain fall above 100 mm is likely at some places in the Sabaragamuwa and Central provinces. Also fairly heavy rainfalls about 75mm are likely at some places in Galle, Matara and Kalutara districts, and several spells of showers may occur in the North-Central province, the Department said.

Strong gusty wind about (50-60) kmph can be expected across the island, particularly in the Northern, North-Central and North-Western Provinces, Trincomalee and Hambanthota districts and in the western slopes of the central hills.

The Meteorology Department said that a formation of a low pressure area over Northeast Bay of Bengal, is possible today, resulting in very strong gusty winds, heavy rainfall and rough or very rough seas over Central, Northeast and Eastern Bay of Bengal during the next few days.

Naval and fishing communities are advised not to venture into deep sea areas in the Bay of Bengal until the September 22. Those who are already in the deep sea are advised to reach safer areas.

Showers or thundershowers are expected in the sea around the island. Heavy showers may occur in the Eastern and North-eastern deep sea areas. Winds will be south-westerly and the wind speed will be (30-40) kmph.