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    Wind speed to enhance over Northern provinces

    August 07, 2019

    Wind speed is likely to enhance over Northern, North-central and North-western provinces and over Trincomalee district up to (50-60) kmph at times. Sudden increase of wind speed up to 70 kmph can be expected over Northern and North-central provinces and over Trincomalee district particularly in the afternoon and night.Showery condition is likely to enhance to some extent in South-western parts of the island during next few days from today. Showers or thundershowers will occur at times in Western, Sabaragamuwa, Central, Southern and North-western provinces. Several spells of showers will occur in Mannar, Jaffna and Anuradhapura districts.  Fairly heavy falls above 75 mm are likely at some places in Western, Central, North-western and Sabaragamuwa provinces and in Galle and Matara districts.

    WEATHER FORECAST FOR SEA AREAS AROUND THE ISLAND

    Northern and Central Bay of Bengal sea areas and Northern and Central Arabian Sea areas can be very rough or high at times as the wind speed can increase up to 70-80 kmph at times during next few days.Fishermen are informed that it is dangerous to venture into Northern and Central Bay of Bengal sea areas until 09 August and into Northern and Central Arabian Sea areas until 11 August. Shower or thundershowers may occur at a few places in the sea area 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 extending from Puttalam to Trincomalee via Mannar, Kankasanturai and Mullaitivu, and the sea area extending from Potuvil to Batticaloa will be rough at times as the wind speed will increase up to (60-70) kmph at times. Sudden increase of wind speed up to 80 kmph can be expected over sea area extending from Puttalam to Trincomalee via Mannar, Kankasanturai and Mullaitivu particularly in the afternoon and night.The sea area extending from Hambantota to Potuvil can be fairly rough at times as the wind speed can increase up to (50-60) kmph at times.Temporarily strong gusty winds and rough seas can be expected during thundershowers. Naval and fishing communities are requested to be vigilant in this regard.

    WEATHER FORECAST FOR NEXT 36 HOURS

    Wind speed is likely to enhance over Northern, North-central and North-western provinces and over Trincomalee district up to (50-60) kmph at times.Showery condition is likely to enhance to some extent in South-western parts of the island during next few days from tomorrow (07 August).Showers or thundershowers will occur at times in Western, Sabaragamuwa, Central, Southern and North-western provinces. Several spells of showers will occur in Mannar, Jaffna and Anuradhapura districts.Fairly heavy falls above 75 mm are likely at some places in Western, Central, North-western and Sabaragamuwa provinces and in Galle and Matara districts.

       Weather Forecast for Main Cities                                                                          Date :    7-Aug-2019

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

    Max       Min        Max       Min

    Anuradhapura   35           25           95           55           Several spells of showers

    Batticaloa            37           27           75           50           Mainly fair

    Colombo              32           27           90           70           Showers or thundershowers at times

    Galle      30           26           90           80           Showers or thundershowers at times

    Jaffna    31           28           90           80           Several spells of showers

    Kandy   30           23           90           70           Showers or thundershowers at times

    Nuwara-Eliya     20           14           95           70           Showers or thundershowers at times

    Ratnapura           32           24           95           70           Showers or thundershowers at times

    Trincomalee       35           26           80           50           Mainly fair

    Mannar                31           28           90           70           Several spells of showers

    Last modified on Wednesday, 07 August 2019 13:33

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