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NorthEast monsoon conditions gradually establishing

Meanwhile, the Department of Meteorology said that showers or thunder showers will occur at several places in the sea areas around the island.Winds will be north-easterly in direction and speed will be 30-40 kmph. Showers or thundershowers will occur at several places elsewhere after 2.00pm. North-East monsoon conditions are gradually establishing over the country, the Department of Meteorology said today.It said that several spells of light showers will occur in the Eastern, Uva, Northern and North-central provinces and in the Hambantota district tomorrow. Fairly heavy falls (more than 50mm) and fairly strong winds can be expected at some places (particularlyin the Westem, Sabaragamuwa and Southern provinces). The sea area extending from Kankasanturai to Colombo via Mannar and the sea area extending from Galle to Pottuvil via Hambantota can be fairly rough at times as the wind speed can increase up to 50-55 kmph.Seas can be temporarily very rough during thundershowers due to temporary increase of wind speedup to 70-80 Kmph. (Colombo Gazette) read more