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Thursday, 23 August 2018 08:45

Afternoon thundershowers expected from today

There is a possibility for afternoon thundershowers in Northern, North-central, Uva and Eastern provinces during the next few days (particularly from today).

 

Showers or thundershowers will occur at a few places in North-central, Uva, Northern and Eastern provinces after 02.00 pm.

 

Mainly fair weather will prevail elsewhere.

 

Fairly strong gusty winds up to 40-50 kmph can be expected in Southern province.

 

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

 

Marine Weather

 

Showers or thundershowers will occur at several places in the sea areas off the Jaffna coast.

 

Mainly fair weather will prevail over the other sea areas around the island.

 

Winds will be westerly in direction in the sea area extending from Puttalam to Matara via Colombo and south-westerly in direction in the other sea areas. Wind speed will be 30-40kmph.

 

The sea area extending from Colombo to Pottuvil via Galle and Hambantota can be rough at times as the wind speed can increase up to 50 kmph at times.

 

City Weather

 

City

Temperature (0C)

Relative Humidity (%)

Weather

Max

Min

Max

Min

Anuradhapura

33

24

85

55

Showers or thundershowers are likely after 2.00p.m

Batticaloa

36

25

80

45

Showers or thundershowers after 2.00p.m

Colombo

29

26

85

75

Mainly fair

Galle

28

25

95

80

Mainly fair

Jaffna

32

25

85

60

A few showers

Kandy

29

21

90

65

A few showers

Nuwara-Eliya

19

11

95

80

Showers or thundershowers are likely after 2.00p.m

Ratnapura

31

25

85

65

A few showers

Trincomalee

36

25

75

45

Showers or thundershowers after 2.00p.m

Mannar

30

26

85

75

Mainly fair