January 19, 2019

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    Strong winds and rough seas expected today

    July 13, 2018

    The possibility for increasing the wind speed in the sea areas around the island is still high and it will continue further for the next few days.

     

    The sea areas extending from Negombo to Batticaloa via Puttalam, Kankasanturai and Trincomalee and Hambanthota to Pottuvil can be very rough at times as the wind speed can increase up to 60-65 kmph at times.

     

    Other sea areas can be rough at times as the wind speed can increase up to 50 kmph at times.

     

    Naval and fishing communities are requested to be vigilant in this regard.

     

    In addition, several spells of light showers will occur in the sea areas extending from Colombo to Matara via Galle. Winds will be south-westerly in direction in the sea areas around the island and wind speed will be 30-40 kmph.

     

    Land areas

     

    There is still a high possibility for the wind speed over the Island and surrounding sea areas to increase. It will continue further during the next few days.

     

    Strong gusty winds up to 50-60 kmph are likely over the island.

     

    Several spells of showers will occur in Central and Sabaragamuwa provinces. Light showers may occur elsewhere.

     


    City Weather

     

    City

    Temperature (0C)

    Relative Humidity (%)

    Weather

    Max

    Min

    Max

    Min

    Anuradhapura

    31

    25

    85

    60

    A few showers

    Batticaloa

    34

    26

    75

    50

    Mainly fair

    Colombo

    30

    25

    90

    70

    Several spells of showers

    Galle

    28

    24

    90

    85

    Several spells of showers

    Jaffna

    32

    27

    80

    65

    Mainly fair

    Kandy

    28

    23

    80

    75

    Several spells of showers

    Nuwara-Eliya

    17

    13

    95

    90

    Several spells of showers

    Ratnapura

    27

    23

    95

    80

    Several spells of showers

    Trincomalee

    35

    26

    80

    55

    Mainly fair

    Mannar

    30

    26

    85

    70

    Mainly fair

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