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    Rough seas, heavy rains expected today

    May 16, 2018

    Marine weather

     

    The Met. Department says that sea areas off the coast extending from Puttalam to Pottuvil via Colombo and Galle will be fairly rough and may experience sea surges, upto 2.0-2.5m height due to the effect of swell waves, during the next 24 hours from 5.30 a.m. today.

     

    Issuing the today’s weather forecast, it says that there is a high possibility for showers in the sea areas around the island.

     

    Showers or thundershowers will occur in the sea areas off the coast extending from Mannar to Pottuvil via Colombo and Galle at several places in other sea areas in the evening or night.

     

    Heavy falls can be expected at some places in the sea areas off the coast extending from Puttalam to Batticaloa via Colombo and Galle.

     

    Winds will be South-westerly in direction in the sea areas around the island and speed will be 20-30 kmph.

     

    Wind speed can be increased up to 45kmph at times in the sea area extending from Puttalam to Kankasanturai via Mannar.

     

    Temporarily very strong gusty winds (up to 70-80 kmph) and rough seas can be expected during thundershowers.

     

    Colombo and Galle-:

    Winds will be South-westerly in direction in the sea areas around the island and speed will be 20-30 kmph.


    Wind speed can be increased up to 45kmph at times in the sea area extending from Puttalam to Kankasanturai via Mannar.


    Temporarily very strong gusty winds (up to 70-80 kmph) and rough seas can be expected during thundershowers.

     


    Rains over island expected to enhance


    Rainy condition over the island and surrounding sea areas is expected to enhance today.

     

    Showers or thundershowers will occur over most provinces of the island, particularly after 2.00 p.m.

     

    Showers will occur in Western and Southern provinces and in Puttalam District during the morning too.

     

    Heavy falls, about 100mm can be expected at some places, particularly in Central, Sabaragamuwa, Southern, Uva and Western provinces.

     

    Misty conditions can be expected at some places in the Sabaragamuwa and Central provinces during the morning.

     

    Temporary localized strong winds during thundershowers are expected and the public is requested to take adequate precautions to minimize damages caused by lightning.

     

    City weather

     

                                                   Temperature (0C) Relative Humidity (%)                      Weather


            City                                      Max Min                    Max Min


    Anuradhapura                                33 24                       95 70                        Showers or thundershowers after 2.00p.m
    Batticaloa                                      32 26                       95 70                        Showers or thundershowers after 2.00p.m
    Colombo                                        30 26                      95 70                         Showers or thundershowers at times
    Galle                                             29 25                      95 75                         Showers or thundershowers at times
    Jaffna                                            32 26                      90 65                         Several spells of light showers
    Kandy                                            30 21                      95 70                         Showers or thundershowers after 2.00p.m
    Nuwara-Eliya                                  21 12                      95 80                         Showers or thundershowers after 2.00p.m
    Ratnapura                                      32 23                     95 70                          Showers or thundershowers after 2.00p.m
    Trincomalee                                    34 24                     95 60                          Showers or thundershowers after 2.00p.m
    Mannar                                          31 26                     90 65                          Showers or thundershowers

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