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    Showery and windy conditions to continue today

    June 04, 2019

    South-west monsoon conditions are gradually establishing over the island. Therefore, showery and windy conditions (particularly in the South-western part)are expected to continue today. Showers will occur at times in Western, Southern, Central, Sabaragamuwa and North-western provinces and in Mannar district. Several spells of showers will occur in Anuradhapura district. Showers or thundershowers will occur at several places elsewhere particularly after 2.00pm. Heavy falls between 100-150 mm can be expected at some places in Sabaragamuwa, Central, Western and North-western provinces and in Galle and Matara districts. Fairly heavy falls about 75 mm can be expected at some places in Eastern and Uva Provinces. Fairly strong gusty winds up to 40-50 kmph are also likely over the country, particularly in the central hilly areas and over western and southern 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 SEA AREAS AROUND THE ISLAND

    South-west monsoon conditions are gradually establishing over the island. Therefore, showery and windy conditions are expected to continue over 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 Puttalam to Hambantota via Galle and in the sea area off the coast extending from Mannar to Trincomalee via Kankasanturai. Showers or thundershowers may occur at a few 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 extending from Kankasanturai to Pottuvil via Mannar, Puttalam, Galle and Hambanthota can be rough at times as the wind speed can increase up to 60 kmph. Temporarily strong gusty winds and rough seas can be expected during thundershowers.

    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 over the Island (particularly in the South-western part) from tonight. Showers will occur at times in Western, Southern, Central, Sabaragamuwa and North-western provinces and in Mannar district. Showers or thundershowers will occur at several places elsewhere particularly after 2.00pm. Heavy falls between 100-150 mm can be expected at some places in Sabaragamuwa, Central, Western and North-western provinces and in Galle and Matara districts. Fairly heavy falls about 75 mm can be expected at some places in Eastern and Uva Provinces. Fairly strong gusty winds up to 40-50 kmph are also likely over the country, particularly around the central hilly 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 :    4-Jun-2019

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

    Max       Min        Max       Min

    Anuradhapura   35           26           90           55           Showers or thundershowers are likely after 2.00p.m

    Batticaloa            33           27           90           60           Showers or thundershowers after 2.00p.m

    Colombo              31           26           90           70           Showers at times

    Galle      30           27           90           75           Showers at times

    Jaffna    33           29           85           60           A few showers

    Kandy   31           21           95           60           Showers at times

    Nuwara-Eliya     21           14           95           65           Showers at times

    Ratnapura           31           24           95           70           Showers at times

    Trincomalee       35           27           80           55           Showers or thundershowers are likely after 2.00p.m

    Mannar                32           29           90           65           Showers at times

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