North- East monsoon to establish over the island

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North-East monsoon may establish in next few days over the Island, the Department of Meteorology announced.

Showers or thundershowers will occur in Western, Central, Sabaragamuwa, Southern, Eastern and Uva provinces and few showers may occur in the other provinces.

Fairly heavy falls (about 75mm) can be expected at some places particularly in the Western, Sabaragamuwa and Uva provinces and in the Galle and Matara districts.

Fairly strong gusty winds (up to 50kmph) can be expected in the Northern and North central provinces, the department said.

The Meteorology Department requests general public to take adequate precautions to minimize damages caused by lightning activity.

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