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    Increasing wind speed over the island due to severe cyclonic storm

    October 12, 2014

    The Met. Dept. says that the Severe Cyclonic Storm “Hudhud” in the Bay of Bengal has intensified into a Very Severe cyclonic storm and located about 900 km to the North-east to the Jaffna. It is moving towards India. Under the influence of the system, increase of wind speed over the island (particularly in the Northern areas) and in the surrounding sea areas is possible.


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



    Main City forecast:

    Thundershower during the afternoonor evening in Trincomalee and Batticaloa.

    A few showers are likely in Anuradhapura, Jaffna and Mannar.

    Several spells of showers in Colombo, Kandy, Nuwara Eliya and Ratnapura.


    Showers at times in Galle.

    Max.Temperature of 35 °C expected from Anuradhapura.

    Min. temperature of 13 °C  is expected from Nuwara Eliya.


    24 hour period ending at 08.30 AM on 11.10.2014

    Max. Temperature of 34.6 °C reported from Trincomalee and Polonnaruwa.

    Min. Temperature of 12.9 °C reported from Nuwara Eliya.

    Maximum Rainfall of 76.5 mm reported from Laxapana.



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