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    Prevailing windy condition continue over the island

    June 11, 2019

    Prevailing windy condition is expected to continue over the island during next few days.Showers or thundershowers will occur at times in Western, Southern, Central, Sabaragamuwa and North-western provinces. Several spells of light showers will occur in Anuradhapura, Vauniya and Mannar districts. Fairly strong gusty winds up to 50 kmph are likely over the island. Strong gusty winds up to 60 kmph are likely, particularly in western slope of the Central hilly areas, Northern, North-central and North-western provinces and Ampara and Monaragala districts.

    WEATHER FORECAST FOR SEA AREAS AROUND THE ISLAND

    Windy condition is expected to continue in the Northern, Southern and South-western 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. 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 Puttalam via Kankasanturai and sea area off the coast extending from Matara to Batticaloa via Hambanthota can be rough at times as the wind speed can increase up to (60-65) 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

    Prevailing windy condition is expected to continue over the island during next few days. Showers or thundershowers will occur at times in Western, Southern, Central, Sabaragamuwa and North-western provinces, fairly heavy falls about 75 mm can be expected at some places. Several spells of light showers will occur in Anuradhapura, Vauniya and Mannar districts.  Fairly strong gusty winds up to 50 kmph are likely over the island. Strong gusty winds up to 60 kmph are likely, particularly in western slope of the Central hilly areas, Northern, North-central and North-western provinces. 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 :    11-Jun-2019

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

    Max       Min        Max       Min

    Anuradhapura   34           25           90           55           Several spells of light showers

    Batticaloa            35           26           85           55           Mainly fair

    Colombo              31           25           90           70           Showers or thundershowers at times

    Galle      30           26           85           75           Showers or thundershowers at times

    Jaffna    33           28           80           65           Mainly fair

    Kandy   29           22           95           60           Showers or thundershowers at times

    Nuwara-Eliya     21           14           95           70           Showers or thundershowers at times

    Ratnapura           32           24           95           75           Showers or thundershowers at times

    Trincomalee       37           27           80           45           Mainly fair

    Mannar                32           28           80           70           Several spells of light showers

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