The Meteorological Department yesterday forecast fairly strong winds over the Island mostly in the Uva Province, Jaffna, Mannar, Kegalle, Avissawella, Maduruoya and Pottuvil during the next few days.
It said showers or thundershowers would occur in the Northern Province and with heavy rains of 50 mm at some places in the Jaffna district.
Light showers can be expected in a few places in the Western, Southern and Sabaragamuwa Provinces and in the Puttalam District.
The Met Dept. said strong winds might be accompanied by thundershowers.
It requests the people to take preventative measures to minimize the damage caused by lightning. (Sheain Fernandopulle)