By Sheain Fernandopulle
Showers or thunder showers with heavy falls about 100 mm and lightning activities are likely at Western, Central, Sabaragamuwa, Eastern, North-Central and Northern provinces, Meteorology Department said.
It said there was a high possibility for afternoon thundershowers particularly in Eastern, Uva, Central and North-central provinces and in Vavuniya and Mullaitivu districts during next few days.
“General public is kindly requested to take adequate precautions to minimize damages caused by temporary localized strong winds and lightning. Temporarily strong gusty winds up to 70-80 kmph are also possible during thundershowers,” it said.
The Department advises that people should seek shelter, preferably indoors and never under trees, avoid open areas such as paddy fields, tea plantations and open-water bodies during thunderstorms, avoid using wired telephones and connected electric appliances during thunderstorms, avoid using open vehicles, such as bicycles, tractors and boats etc, be beware of fallen trees and power lines.