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    Heavy falls about 100-150 mm can be expected at some places

    June 08, 2019

    Showers or thundershowers will occur at times in Western, Southern, Central, Sabaragamuwa and North-western province. Heavy falls about 100-150 mm can be expected at some places (particularly in Kaluthara, Rathnapura, Galle, Matara, Gampaha and Kegalle districts). Showers or thundershowers may occur at several places elsewhere over the island. Fairly strong gusty winds up to 50 kmph are also likely over the country, particularly in western slope of the central hilly areas and Northern, North-central and Uva province and in Puttalam, Ampara and Batticaloa districts and strong winds up to 60 kmph are also likely over the Jaffna district and Pottuvil area. There may be temporary localized strong winds during thundershowers. General public is kindly requested to take adequate precautions to minimize damages caused by lightning activity.

    WEATHER FORECAST FOR SEA AREAS AROUND THE ISLAND

    South-west monsoon is established over the island. Therefore, showery and windy conditions are expected to enhance further in the South-western and Southern sea areas to the island. Showers or thundershowers will occur at times in the sea areas off the coast extending from Mannar to Hambantota via Colombo and Galle. Heavy showers can be expected at some places in the South-western and Southern sea areas. Showers or thundershowers may occur at several places in the other sea areas around the island. Winds will be South-westerly and speed will be 30-40 kmph in the sea areas around the island.   The sea area off the coast extending from Trincomalee to Mannar via Kankasanturai and sea areaoff the coast extending from Matara to Pottuvil via Hambanthota can be rough at times as the wind speed can increase up to 60 kmph. The sea area off the coast extending from Mannar to Matara via Colombo can be rough at times as the wind speed can increase up to (50-55) kmph. The other sea areas around the island can be fairly rough at times as the wind speed can increase up to 50 kmph. Temporarily strong gusty winds and rough seas can be expected during thundershowers. Naval and fishing communities are requested to be vigilant in this regards

    WEATHER FORECAST FOR NEXT 36 HOURS

    South-west monsoon conditions are gradually establishing over the island. Therefore, showery and windy conditions are expected to enhance further tomorrow (particularly in the South-western part). Showers or thundershowers will occur at times in Western, Southern, Central, Sabaragamuwa and North-western provinces and in Mannar district. Very heavy falls about 150-200 mm can be expected in Kaluthara, Rathnapura, Galle, Matara and Kegalle districts and also heavy falls about 100-150 mm can be expected at some places particularly in Colombo, Gampaha, Puttalam, Kandy, Nuwara-Eliya, Hambanthota and Mannar districts. Showers or thundershowers may occur at several places elsewhere over the island particularly after 2.00pm.Fairly heavy falls above 75mm can be expected at some places in Eastern and Uva Provinces and in Kurunegala district. Strong gusty winds up to 50-60 kmph are also likely over the country, particularly in western slope of the central hilly areas and Northern, North-central and Uva province and in Puttalam, Ampara and Batticaloa districts. There may be temporary localized strong winds during thundershowers. General public is kindly requested to take adequate precautions to minimize damages caused by lightning activity.

       Weather Forecast for Main Cities                                                                          Date :    8-Jun-2019

    City        Temperature (0C)            Relative Humidity (%)    Weather

    Max       Min        Max       Min

    Anuradhapura   35           25           90           50           Showers or thundershowers are likely after 2.00p.m

    Batticaloa            34           26           90           70           Showers or thundershowers after 2.00p.m

    Colombo              32           26           90           80           Showers or thundershowers at times

    Galle      31           25           95           80           Showers or thundershowers at times

    Jaffna    34           29           85           70           A few showers

    Kandy   30           22           95           70           Showers or thundershowers at times

    Nuwara-Eliya     23           15           95           75           Showers or thundershowers at times

    Ratnapura           30           24           95           80           Showers or thundershowers at times

    Trincomalee       36           27           90           55           Showers or thundershowers are likely after 2.00p.m

    Mannar                32           29           85           70           Showers at times

    Last modified on Saturday, 08 June 2019 09:50

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