Heavy rains predicted in coastal areas

2019-09-11 at 13:11

The Disaster Management Centre says heavy showers and strong winds can be experienced along the coastal belt from Puttalam to Hikkaduwa, Galle and Matara over the next few hours.

Media Spokesman and Deputy Director of the DMC Pradeep Kodippili said seas could be rough as a result of the inclement weather.

Kodippili urged fishermen and the Naval community to remain vigilant of rough seas.

Meanwhile, the Department of Meteorology predicts a high possibility of afternoon thundershowers particularly in the Eastern, Uva, Central and North-Central Provinces and in Vavuniya and Mullaitivu districts over next few days.

Showers are expected in the Western, Sabaragamuwa and North-Western Provinces and in the Galle and Matara districts.