Fair weather forecast

Following strong winds which damaged at least 500 houses in the Divulapitiya area over the weekend, the Meteorology Department yesterday said fair weather will prevail over most parts of the island.

Showers or thunder showers will occur at few places in the Sabaragamuwa Province and in the Galle and Matara districts after 2.00 p.m.

Fairly strong gusty winds (up to 30-40 kmph) can be expected in the Northern, North-western and Uva Provinces and in the Hambanthota district, the Met.Department said..

Misty conditions can be expected at some places in the Western, Sabaragamuwa and Central Provinces during the morning.

On a warning note the Met. Department added that there may be temporary localized strong winds during thunder showers.

The public is requested to take adequate precautions to minimise damages caused by lightning activity.

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