The possibility of afternoon thundershowers is increasing gradually by 23rd October, Met. Department said.
It said that fairly strong winds can be expected over the island today (21st Oct.).
Several spells of showers will occur in the Western, Sabaragamuwa, Central, Northern, North-Western, and Southern provinces. Fairly heavy falls (about 50mm) can be expected at some places.
Showers or thundershowers may occur at a few places in the Uva province and in the Ampara and Batticaloa districts after 2.00 p.m.
Temporary localized strong winds during thundershowers are expected and public is requested to take adequate precautions to minimize damages caused by lightning.