The heavy rain in the country during the past few weeks is only inter-monsoonal and the North-East monsoon proper will begin next week, the Meteorology Department warned yesterday.
Director General G.B Samarasinghe said the weather pattern would worsen in the North- Eastern part of the country with the monsoon rain.
He said southern and western parts of the island would also be hit by evening showers or thunder storms.
“This year, the rain has been heavier than in the previous years. For the past one and a half months we have experienced continuous rain,” Mr.Samarasinghe said.