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Warning of gusty winds over Western, Southern seas

The Meteorology Department warns the public of strong, gusty winds up to 70 kmph over the Western and Southern sea areas.

The sea areas extending from 'Puttalam to Pottuvil via Colombo, Matara and Hambantota can be rough at times as the wind speed can increase up to 70 kmph at times. Other sea areas can be fairly rough at times as the wind speed can increase up to 50-60 kmph at times. Naval and fishing communities are requested to be vigilant.

The Department also state that several instances of showers can be expected in Western, Sabaragamuwa, Central provinces and Galle and Matara districts while light showers are expected in the North western province.

Fairly strong gusty winds up to 40 to 50 kmph can be expected in the Sabaragamuwa, Southern, Western, North Western and North Central provinces and in Matale and Batticaloa districts. (FJ)