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Monday, 20 August 2018 08:51

Decrease in winds and showers from tonight

Windy and showery condition over the island is expected to reduce gradually from tonight, Met. Department said.

 

Several spells of showers will occur in Central and Sabaragamuwa provinces.

 

Light showers will occur in Western province and in Galle and Matara districts.

 

Strong gusty winds up to 50-60 kmph can be expected over the island particularly in Central, North-western, North-central, Southern, Sabaragamuwa and Western provinces and in Badulla and Batticaloa districts.

 

Marine Weather

 

Wind speed is still high over the sea areas around the island and is expected to reduce to some extent from tonight.

 

Light showers will occur in the sea areas extending from Colombo to Matara via Galle.

 

Winds will be westerly to south-westerly in direction.

 

Wind speed in the sea areas extending from Mannar to Pottuvil via Colombo, Galle and Hambantota and the sea area extending from Trincomalee to Batticaloa will be 40-50 kmph. These sea areas will be rough and can be very rough at times as the wind speed can increase up to 60-70 kmph at times.

 

Wind speed in the other sea areas will be 30-40 kmph. These sea areas will be fairly rough at times as the wind speed can increase up to 50kmph 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

34

24

85

50

Mainly fair

Batticaloa

35

27

70

45

Mainly fair

Colombo

29

25

85

75

Several spells of light showers

Galle

28

24

90

75

Several spells of showers

Jaffna

32

27

80

65

Mainly fair

Kandy

26

22

85

70

Showers or thundershowers at times

Nuwara-Eliya

17

13

95

85

Several spells of showers

Ratnapura

29

24

90

65

Showers at times

Trincomalee

36

25

75

45

Mainly fair

Mannar

30

26

85

75

Mainly fair