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Friday, 31 August 2018 08:44

Showers, strong winds expected: Thundershowers in sea areas today

Showers or thundershowers will occur at several places in the Northern, Eastern, Uva and North-central provinces and in Nuwara-Eliya District after 2.00 p.m.

 

Fairly strong gusty winds up to (40-50) kmph can be expected in Hambantota and Matale districts.

 

There may be temporary localized strong winds during thundershowers and public is requested to take adequate precautions to minimize damages caused by lightning.

 

On the apparent 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. The nearest towns of Sri Lanka over which the sun is overhead today (31st) are Musalkutti, Tudarikkulam, Kudagama, Mediyawa and Mankanai about 12.10 noon.

 

Marine Weather

 

Showers or thundershowers may occur at a few places in the sea areas extending from Kankasanturai to Trincomalee via Mullaitivu, in the evening or night.

 

Mainly fair weather will prevail in 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

33

24

85

55

Showers or thundershowers after 2.00p.m

Batticaloa

33

26

90

65

Showers or thundershowers after 2.00p.m

Colombo

30

25

80

70

A few showers

Galle

27

24

90

80

Mainly fair

Jaffna

32

25

90

60

Showers or thundershowers are likely after 2.00p.m

Kandy

29

20

90

60

A few showers

Nuwara-Eliya

20

14

95

70

Mainly fair

Ratnapura

32

24

90

60

A few showers

Trincomalee

33

22

90

55

Showers or thundershowers after 2.00p.m

Mannar

30

25

90

65

Showers or thundershowers are likely after 2.00p.m