Rain expected throughout Friday evening


Several spells of showers will occur in the Western, Sabaragamuwa and Central provinces and in the Galle and Matara districts.

Thundershowers will develop at several places elsewhere after 2.00pm.There may be temporary localized strong winds during thundershowers. General public is kindly requested to take adequate precautions to minimize damages caused by lightning activity.

Several spells of showers will occur in the sea areas off the coast extending from Puttalam to Galle via Colombo. Showers or thundershowers will occur at several places in the other sea areas around the island after 2.00 pm.  

Winds will be Southwesterly and speed will be 20-40 kmph.

The sea area extending from Puttalam to Trincomalee via Mannar and Kankesanthurai and sea area extending from Hambantota to Batticaloa via Pottuvil will be fairly rough at times as the winds can strengthen up to 50 kmph at times.

The sea areas may be temporary very rough during thundershowers.