The weakening of the southwest monsoon has caused a disturbance in the atmosphere, resulting in changes in the weather. Rains, thunderstorms and drought are part of the changes.
According to Meteorology Department deputy director S. R. Jayasekare, the weakening of the wind flow means that scattered rains will be experienced.
“There will be showers along the western coastal areas in the mornings,” he said.
“The western and southern parts may have morning showers, while the Sabaragamuwa, Central, Uva, North Central and Northern parts of the country may experience afternoon and evening showers.”
Mr. Jayasekare said showers could be accompanied by thunder and strong winds.
“The current weather conditions may continue for a week or more, or even a couple of weeks, until the onset of the inter-monsoonal season, which begins in October,” he said.