(Issued at 05.30 a.m. on 19thAugust2017)

Fairly strong windscan be expected at times over the country (particularly in Uva, Northern, North-central, North-western provinces and Mathale, Trincomalee, Ampara and Hambanthotadistricts) and surrounding sea areas.

Showers will occur at times in the Sabaragamuwa and Central provinces and in the Kaluthara, GalleandMatara districts.

Several spells showers will occur in the North-westernand Uva provinces and in theColombo, Gampaha andHambantotadistricts.

Fairly heavy falls (about 75 mm) can be expected at some places in the Sabaragamuwa provinces and Kaluthara, Galle and Matara districts.