January 22, 2019

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    Showers expected throughout the island

    May 17, 2018

    Due to a low level atmospheric disturbance in the vicinity of Sri Lanka, cloudy skies and showery condition is expected over the southern half of the Island today, Met. Department says.

     

    Issuing the today’s weather forecast, it says that, 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 Ratnapura, Batticaloa, Ampara and Polonnaruwa districts during the morning too.

     

    Heavy falls, about 100mm can be expected at some places, particularly in Central, Sabaragamuwa, Southern, Uva, Western and North-western provinces and in Ampara and Polonnaruwa districts.

     

    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.

     


    High possibility for showers in sea areas

     

    The possibility for showers in the sea areas around the island is high.

     

    Showers or thundershowers will occur in the sea areas off the coast extending from Puttalam to Batticaloa via Colombo and Hambantota.

     

    Showers or thundershowers will occur 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 30-40 kmph.

     

    Wind speed can be increased up to 45-50kmph at times in the sea area extending from Puttalam to Kankasanturai via Mannar and from Mathara to Potuvil via Hambantota.

     

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

     


    City weather

     

     

    Temperature (0C)

    Relative Humidity (%)

    Weather

    City

    Max

    Min

    Max

    Min

    Anuradhapura

    33

    25

    95

    60

    Showers or thundershowers after 2.00p.m

    Batticaloa

    32

    26

    95

    65

    Showers or thundershowers after 2.00p.m

    Colombo

    31

    26

    90

    65

    Showers or thundershowers

    Galle

    30

    25

    95

    75

    Showers or thundershowers

    Jaffna

    35

    26

    90

    55

    Several spells of light showers

    Kandy

    31

    22

    95

    75

    Showers or thundershowers after 2.00p.m

    Nuwara-Eliya

    22

    13

    95

    80

    Showers or thundershowers after 2.00p.m

    Ratnapura

    33

    24

    95

    65

    Showers or thundershowers after 2.00p.m

    Trincomalee

    34

    25

    95

    65

    Showers or thundershowers after 2.00p.m

    Mannar

    32

    27

    85

    65

    Showers or thundershowers

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