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Strong winds forecast

The Meteorology Department yesterday warned of strong winds of 50-60 kmph across the island, particularly in the Northern, North-central, Southern, North-western Provinces and the Trincomalee District and in the western slopes of the central hills.

The warning is valid till today.

“Showers or thundershowers will occur at times in the Western, Sabaragamuwa, Central and North-western Provinces and in the Galle and Matara Districts. Fairly heavy rainfalls over 75mm are likely at some places in the Sabaragamuwa and Central Provinces and in the Galle and Matara Districts.

“A few showers may occur in the Northen Province and the Anuradhapura District. Showers or thundershowers may occur at a few places in the Eastern and Uva Provinces,” the weather bulletin said. The Department said the temporary enhancement of windy and showery conditions over the island will be fairly active because of the south-west monsoon. The Met. Dept. warned the public to take precautions to minimise damages caused by strong winds and lightning during thundershowers.

Marine weather forecast alerted Naval and fishing communities not to venture into sea over north Andaman sea until October 13 as the low pressure likely to develop to a depression.