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    More than 100mm heavy falls likely at some places

    October 17, 2014

    The Met. Dept says that heavy falls (more than 100mm) are also likely at some places.

    Due to the wavy type disturbances in the atmosphere, showers with lightning activities will occur over most parts of the island during the afternoon and night.

    There may be temporary localized strong winds during thundershowers.
    The Met Dept. requests the public to take adequate precautions to minimize the damages caused by lightning activities.

    Main City forecast:

    Few morning showers and afternoon thundershowers in Trincomalee, Batticaloa and Jaffna.


    Thundershowers during the afternoon and night in Colombo, Kandy, Nuwara Eliya, Ratnapura, Galle, Anuradhapura and Mannar.

    Max.Temperature of 34 °C expected from Trincomalee.


    Min. temperature of 12 °C is expected from Nuwara Eliya.

    24 hour period ending at 08.30 AM on 16.10.2014

    Max. Temperature of 35.2 °C reported from Polonnaruwa.

    Min. Temperature of 12.2 °C reported from Nuwara Eliya.

    Maximum Rainfall of 115.5 mm reported from Karagala(Ratnapura).

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