Afternoon thunder showers to increase

Possibility of afternoon thunder showers will increase in Northern, North-Central and Eastern provinces from 31st August to 2nd September, said the Met Department today (29th Augu.).


Several spells of showers will occur in the Western, Sabaragamuwa, North-Western and Central provinces and in the Galle district.


Showers or thunder showers may occur at a few places in the Uva Province and in Batticaloa and Ampara districts after 2.00 p.m.


Fairly strong winds of about 40-50kmh can be expected over the country (particularly in Northern, North-central, North-western, Eastern and Central provinces and in the Matara and Hambantota districts).


On the apparent southward relative motion of the sun, it is going to be directly over the latitudes of Sri Lanka during 27th of August and 06th of September this year. The nearest towns of Sri Lanka over which the sun is overhead today (29th) are Talaimannar, Illuppaikkadavai, Ambalpuram and Tanduwan about 12.12 noon.