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    Windy condition is expected to enhance over the island

    August 30, 2019

    Windy condition is expected to enhance over the island, particularly in Southern and North-central provinces and Rathnapura, Kaluthara and Trincomalee districts and the central hilly areas up to (60-70) kmph at times.Wind speed can increase up to 60 kmph at times elsewhere.Showers or thundershowers will occur at times in Western, Central, Sabaragamuwa, Southern and North-western provinces.Heavy falls about 100 mm are likely at some places particularly in Sabaragamuwa and Western provinces and Nuwara Eliya, Galle and Matara districts.Several spells of light showers will occur in Anuradhapura and Mannar districts.Showers or thundershowers may occur at a few places in Uva province and Ampara district after 2.00 pm.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.On the apparent southward relative motion of the sun, it is going to be directly over the latitudes of Sri Lanka during 27th of August to 07th of September in this year. The nearest towns of Sri Lanka over which the sun is overhead today (30th) are Kudiramalai Point, Medawachchiya, Rathmalgahawewa, Kulumiwakada, Kappalthurai and Foul Point about 12.12 noon.

    WEATHER FORECAST FOR SEA AREAS AROUND THE ISLAND

    The South-western and Southern sea areas can be very rough at times as the wind speed can increase up to 70-80 kmph at times from today morning (30th).Showers or thundershowers will occur at times in the sea area extending from Puttalam to Hambanthota via Colombo and Galle. Showers or thundershowers may occur at a few places in the other sea areas around the island particularly in the evening or night. Winds will be South-westerly and speed will be (30-40) kmph in the sea areas around the island.The sea area extending from Mannar to Batticaloa via Puttalam, Colombo, Matara, Hambanthota and Pottuvil can be very rough at times as the wind speed can increase up to (70-80) kmph at times. The other sea areas around the island can be rough at times as the wind speed can increase up to (60-70) kmph at times. Fishermen are advised not to venture in to the sea areas around the island during the period from 06.00 a.m. on 30 August 2019 to 08.00 a.m. on 31 August 2019.Naval communities are also requested to be vigilant in this regards.

    WEATHER FORECAST FOR NEXT 36 HOURS

    The prevailing showery condition in South-western part of the island is expected to enhance to some extent until 30th August. Wind speed can be increase up to (60-70) kmph at times in the Southern province, Rathnapura and Kaluthara districts and the central hilly areas. Wind speed can be increase up to 60 kmph at times elsewhere. Showers or thundershowers will occur at times in Western, Central, Sabaragamuwa, Southern and North-western provinces. Heavy falls about 100 mm are likely at some places particularly in Sabaragamuwa and Western provinces and Nuwara Eliya, Galle and Matara districts. Several spells of light showers will occur in Anuradhapura and Mannar districts. Showers or thundershowers may occur at a few places in Uva province and Ampara district after 2.00 pm. 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. On the apparent southward relative motion of the sun, it is going to be directly over the latitudes of Sri Lanka during 27th of August to 07th of September in this year. The nearest towns of Sri Lanka over which the sun is overhead tomorrow (30th) are Kudiramalai Point, Medawachchiya, Rathmalgahawewa, Kulumiwakada, Kappalthurai and Foul Point about 12.12 noon.

       Weather Forecast for Main Cities                                                                          Date :    30-Aug-2019

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

    Max       Min        Max       Min

    Anuradhapura   32           26           90           60           Several spells of light showers

    Batticaloa            32           26           85           60           Mainly fair

    Colombo              30           24           95           75           Showers or thundershowers at times

    Galle      29           24           95           85           Showers or thundershowers at times

    Jaffna    31           27           90           70           Mainly fair

    Kandy   28           22           95           70           Showers or thundershowers at times

    Nuwara-Eliya     18           14           90           70           Showers or thundershowers at times

    Ratnapura           31           23           95           75           Showers or thundershowers at times

    Trincomalee       35           27           80           50           Mainly fair

    Mannar                31           28           80           65           Several spells of light showers

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