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Heavy rain and gusty winds expected island-wide

Showers or thundershowers will occur in the Western, Southern, Central, Sabaragamuwa and North-western provinces today (6), particularly after 2pm, the Department of Meteorology said.

Heavy rains above 100mm can be expected in the Southern and Sabaragamuwa provinces and in the Kalutara district, while heavy rains over 50 mm can be expected in the Eastern, Uva and North-central provinces.

The Met Department also said gusty winds up to 40 km/h can be expected over the country, particularly in the central hills and the southern coast.