Sri Lanka Says North-East Monsoon Begins


North-East monsoonal conditions are gradually establishing over Sri Lanka, the country’s Meteorological Department said Friday.

According to the Department, several spells of light showers will occur in the Eastern and Uva provinces and in the Hambantota district.

Showers or thundershowers may occur in a few places in the Southern, Sabaragamuwa and Central provinces, the department said, adding that fairly strong winds can be expected at some places, particularly in the Western, Central and Uva provinces.

Temporary localized strong winds during thundershowers are expected and the public is requested to take adequate precautions to minimize damages caused by lightning, the department warned.

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