Atmospheric disturbance to cause heavy rains

According to the Met. Department the atmospheric disturbance in the southwest Bay of Bengal to the south of Sri Lanka is likely to move to the sea area to the west of the island through the southern sea area today.

Under the influence of this system, showery conditions are likely to enhance over most parts of the island particularly in the Northern, Eastern, Uva, Southern, Central and Sabaragamuwa provinces until the Tuesday (Oct 29). Showers or thundershowers will occur at times in most provinces of the island.

Very heavy falls between 150-200 mm can be expected at some places in the Northern, Eastern, Uva, Central, Southern and Sabaragamuwa provinces and in the Polonnaruwa district. Heavy falls above 100 mm can be expected at some places elsewhere.

Windy condition over the island, particularly in the Eastern slopes of the Central hills (Nuwara-Eliya, Matale and Badulla districts) and over the Southern and North-Western provinces are expected to increase up to 50-60 kmph at times.

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