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Inclement weather likely to continue further

October 14, 2022

The prevailing inclement weather condition experienced in many parts of the country is expected to continue according to the latest forecast of the Meteorology Department. The forecast issued this morning (Oct 14) predicts heavy rains are several parts of the island as the low-level atmospheric disturbance remains to persist in the vicinity of the island. The sky will be cloudy in most parts of the country.

 Showers or thundershowers will occur at times in Western, Sabaragamuwa, Central, Southern and North-Western provinces.
Heavy showers of about 100 mm can be expected at some places in Western, Sabaragamuwa, Centraland North-Western provinces and in Galle and Matara districts.

Showers or thundershowers will occur elsewhere over the island during the afternoon or night. Fairly heavy showers of above 75 mm can be expected at some places.

Showers are also likely to occur at sea areas with south-westerly winds reaching speeds between 25-35 kmph. Wind speed may increase up to 40-45 kmph at times in the sea areas off the coast extending from Galle to Pottuvil via Matara and Hambantota.

Seas off the coast extending from Galle to Pottuvil via Matara and Hambantota will be fairly rough at times.
People are requested to take adequate precautions to minimize damages caused by temporary localized strong winds and lightning during thundershowers.

Places in the Kalutara districts have received the highest rainfall yesterday (Oct. 13) with Horana recording a rainfall of 159 mm. Elsewhere, Ethkandura in the Galle district had recorded a rainfall of 128 mm and Minuwangoda in the Gampaha district had 121mm of rain.