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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.

Showers or thundershowers will occur in the Western, Sabaragamuwa, Central and North-Westernprovinces and in the Galle Matara, Monaragala, Ampara and Batticaloa districts and several places elsewhere.

Fairly heavy falls above 50 mm can be expected at some places 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.