Heavy rains of above 150 mm will be expected in Central, Sabaragamuwa, Western, North Western, Uva, Northern and North Central provinces and in Ampara and Batticaloa today, according to the Meteorology Department.
The Met Department has predicted that the prevailing showery conditions due to the low level atmospheric disturbance over Sri Lanka will continue and, therefore, cloudy skies would be expected over most parts of the country.
The department has said showers or thundershowers will occur at times over most parts of the country and the possibility for very heavy showers was high in the hilly areas.
Heavy rains (above 100 mm) within 24hrs could be expected at some places elsewhere.
The Met Department has requested the public to take precautions to minimise damages caused by lightning.