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Rain to continue

The prevailing rains in the South-Western part of the country is expected to continue while a spill gate of the Kukule Ganga had to be opened as a result of the heavy rains during the past week, the Department of Meteorology said.

It said showers or thundershowers were expected at times in the Western, Sabaragamuwa, Central, North-Western and Southern Provinces and that heavy rains of about 75-100 mm could be expected at some places with rain occurring in the Northern Province and in the Anuradhapura district while the possibility of afternoon thundershowers was also increasing.

It said the seas off Mannar to Batticaloa via Kankasanturai and Trincomalee and the seas off Matara to Pottuvil via Hambantota could be rough at times with the wind speeds increasing up to 50-60 kmph.

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