Weather forecast issued at 05.30 a.m. on 17 May 2023 by the Department of Meteorology
Showers or thundershowers will occur at several places in Western, Sabaragamuwa, North-Western, Central and Eastern provinces and in Mullaitivu, Vavuniya and Polonnaruwa districts during the evening or night. A few showers may occur in Western coastal areas and in Galle and Matara districts during the morning too.
Winds will be south-westerly over sea area around the island and speed will be (20-30) kmph. Wind speed may increase up to (35-40) kmph at times in the sea areas off the coast extending from Puttalam to Kankasanthurai via Mannar and in the sea areas off the coast extending from Hambantota to Pottuvil.
The sea areas off the coast extending from Puttalam to Kankasanthurai via Mannar and the sea areas off the coast extending from Hambantota to Pottuvil will be fairly rough at times.
General public is kindly requested to take adequate precautions to minimize damages caused by temporary localized strong winds and lightning during thundershowers