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    Strong gusty winds and heavy falls above 50 mm

    June 20, 2019

    There is a high possibility to occur strong gusty winds up to 50-60 kmph in Western, Central, Sabaragamuwa, Southern, Uva and Northwestern province and in western coastal areas and fairly strong gusty winds up to 50 kmph in Northcentral and Eastern provinces. Showers or thundershowers will occur at times in Western and Sabaragamuwa provinces and in Kandy, Nuwara-Eliya, Galle and Matara districts. Several spells of showers will occur in North-western province and in Matale and Hambanthota districts. Showers or thundershowers will occur at a few places in Uva province and in Ampara and Batticaloa districts after 2.00 p.m.  Fairly heavy falls above 50 mm can be expected at some places, in Sabaragamuwa and Central province and in Kaluthara, Galle and Matara 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 SEA AREAS AROUND THE ISLAND

    Showers or thundershowers will occur at several places in the sea area off the coast extending from Puttalam to Hambantota via Colombo and Galle. 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 Mannar to Pottuvil via Colombo and Galle will be rough to very rough at times as the wind speed can increase up to 70 kmph. The sea area off the coast extending from Trincomalee to Kankasanturai via Mullaitivu will be fairly rough at times as the wind speed can increase up to 50 kmph. Naval and fishing communities are requested to be vigilant in this regards.

    WEATHER FORECAST FOR NEXT 36 HOURS

    Showers or thundershowers will occur at times in Western and Sabaragamuwa provinces and in Kandy, Nuwara-Eliya, Galle and Matara districts. Several spells of showers will occur in North-western province and in Matale and Hambanthota districts. Showers or thundershowers will occur at a few places in Uva province and in Ampara and Batticaloa districts after 2.00 p.m. Fairly heavy falls above 50 mm can be expected at some places, in Sabaragamuwa province and in Kaluthara, Galle and Matara districts. Fairly strong gusty winds up to 50 kmph are likely over the island particularly in western slope of the Central hilly areas, Southern province and western coastal areas. 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 :    20-Jun-2019

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

    Max       Min        Max       Min

    Anuradhapura   35           26           90           50           Mainly fair

    Batticaloa            35           27           85           60           Showers or thundershowers are likely after 2.00p.m

    Colombo              32           28           80           75           Showers at times

    Galle      30           28           85           80           Showers or thundershowers at times

    Jaffna    34           29           85           70           Mainly fair

    Kandy   30           22           90           70           Showers or thundershowers

    Nuwara-Eliya     21           14           90           55           Showers or thundershowers

    Ratnapura           32           25           90           80           Showers or thundershowers at times

    Trincomalee       37           28           80           50           Mainly fair

    Mannar                32           29           85           70           Mainly fair

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