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Tuesday, 28 August 2018 09:05

Afternoon thundershowers in several provinces

Showers or thundershowers will occur at several places in Uva, Eastern, North-central and Northern provinces after 2.00 pm today and fairly heavy falls above 50 mm can be expected at some places in Uva and Eastern provinces and in the Mulathiv District.

 

Light showers may occur at a few places in Central and Sabaragamuwa provinces and also there is a possibility for light showers at Mualithivu, Vavniya, Kilinochchi and Trincomalee districts in the morning too.

 

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

 

On the apparent of the southward relative motion of the sun, it is going to be directly over the latitudes of Sri Lanka during 28th of August and 07th of September in this year. The nearest towns of Sri Lanka over which the sun is overhead today (28th) are Kalapoomy, Kandavil and Navantkadu about 12.11noon.

 

Marine Weather

 

Showers or thundershowers will occur at several places in the Eastern sea areas of the island and 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 Colombo to Matara via Galle and south-westerly in direction in the other sea areas. Wind speed will be 30-40kmph.

 

The sea area extending from Hambantota to Pottuvil can be fairly 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

34

24

90

55

Showers or thundershowers are likely after 2.00p.m

Batticaloa

33

25

90

75

Showers or thundershowers after 2.00p.m

Colombo

29

26

90

75

Mainly fair

Galle

28

25

90

80

Mainly fair

Jaffna

31

26

85

75

Mainly fair

Kandy

29

20

95

65

A few showers

Nuwara-Eliya

21

13

95

75

Showers or thundershowers are likely after 2.00p.m

Ratnapura

32

23

90

65

A few showers

Trincomalee

34

25

85

60

Showers or thundershowers after 2.00p.m

Mannar

31

25

90

75

Mainly fair