Wind speed to increase further

There is still a high possibility for wind speed over the Island and surrounding sea areas to increase to a certain extent today.

Showers will occur at times in Western, Sabaragamuwa, Central, North Western and Southern provinces. Light showers may occur in North Central Province.

Fairly strong gusty winds up to 40-50 kmph can be expected over the island, particularly in Northern, North Central, Uva and North-Western provinces and in Matale, Trincomalee, Ampara and Hambanthota districts today.

Marine Weather

The possibility for increasing wind speed is still high in the sea areas around the island.

Showers will occur at times in the sea areas extending from Puttalam to Matara via Colombo and Galle.

Winds will be south-westerly in direction in the sea areas around the island and wind speed will be 30-40 kmph.

The sea areas extending from Puttalam to Trincomalee via Kankasanturai and Pottuvil to Batticaloa can be very rough at times as the wind speed can increase up to 60-65kmph at times.

Other sea areas can be rough at times as the wind speed can increase up to 50-55 kmph at times.

Naval and fishing communities are requested to be vigilant in this regard.