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    Strong winds: Naval and Fishing communities be vigilant

    July 12, 2018

    The possibility for increasing wind speed is still high over the Island and surrounding sea areas and, also it will continue further during the next few days.

     

    Showers will occur at times in Western, Sabaragamuwa, Central, North-western and Southern provinces. Light showers may occur elsewhere.

     

    Fairly heavy falls about 50 mm can be expected at some places in Central, Sabaragamuwa, Western provinces and Galle and Matara districts.

     

    Strong gusty winds up to 50-60 kmph can be expected over the island.

     

    Marine Weather

     

    The possibility for increasing wind speed is still high in the sea areas around the island, and also it will continue further in next few days.

     

    Showers will occur at times in the sea areas extending from Puttalam to Matara via Colombo and Galle.

     

    Winds will be south-westerly in direction in the sea areas around the island and wind speed will be 30-40 kmph.

     

    The sea areas extending from Negombo to Batticaloa via Puttalam, Kankasanturai and Trincomalee and also in Hambanthota to Pottuvil can be very rough at times as the wind speed can increase up to 60-65 kmph at times.

     

    Other sea areas can be rough at times as the wind speed can increase up to 50-55 kmph at times.

     

    Naval and fishing communities are requested to be vigilant in this regard.

     

    City Weather

     

    City

    Temperature (0C)

    Relative Humidity (%)

    Weather

    Max

    Min

    Max

    Min

     

    Anuradhapura

    32

    25

    80

    60

    A few showers

    Batticaloa

    35

    27

    75

    45

    Mainly fair

    Colombo

    29

    24

    85

    70

    Showers or thundershowers at times

    Galle

    28

    24

    90

    80

    Showers or thundershowers at times

    Jaffna

    31

    27

    80

    65

    A few showers

    Kandy

    27

    23

    85

    70

    Showers or thundershowers at times

    Nuwara-Eliya

    16

    13

    95

    80

    Showers or thundershowers at times

    Ratnapura

    30

    23

    95

    75

    Showers or thundershowers at times

    Trincomalee

    34

    26

    75

    50

    Mainly fair

    Mannar

    30

    26

    80

    70

    Mainly fair

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