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Atmospheric disturbance in the Bay of Bengal: Cloudy skies and strong winds expected

 

Cloudy skies and strong winds could be expected during next few days due to the atmospheric disturbance in the Bay of Bengal to the Northeast of the island, the Meteorological Department said.

It said that the disturbance in the Bay of Bengal has developed in to a low-pressure area and it is likely to develop in to a depression and move away from the island.

Several spells of showers will occur in the Western, Northwestern, North-Central and Northern provinces and in Galle and Matara districts, the Met. Department said, adding that showers or thundershowers were also expected in the Sabaragamuwa and Central provinces.

The falls expected in the Sabaragamuwa and Central provinces are likely to be fairly heavy, of about 50-75 mm the Met. Dept. also said.

It said there may be temporary localized strong winds during the thundershowers and requested the public to take adequate precautions to minimize the damage caused by lightning.