Colombo, May 8 (NIA) – Sri Lanka’s Department of Meteorology, on Monday warned the public to expect hail showers in many parts of the island country until May 12.
Officials from the Department warned that showers could be expected in the coastal areas of Southern and Western Provinces and urged the public to take precautionary measures.
The Met Deprt further in its forecast said that fairly heavy falls can be expected at some places particularly in the Western, Sabaragamuwa, Central, North-western, North-central and Southern provinces.
“There may be temporary localized strong winds during thundershowers. General public is kindly requested to take adequate precautions to minimize damages caused by lightning activity,” the Met Department said.
Sri Lanka had been facing severe heat with temperatures rising up to 35 degress in many areas since April.
Sri Lanka’s south west monsoon period begins from May and lasts till September which eases the warm weather and replaced by windy weather.
Rains can be expected during any time of the day.