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    South-west monsoon over the island

    June 06, 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. Showers or thundershowers will occur at times in Western, Southern, Central, Sabaragamuwa and North-western provinces. Showers or thundershowers may occur at several places elsewhere particularly after 2.00pm.Heavy falls above 100 mm can be expected at some places particularly in Southern and Sabaragamuwa provinces and in Kaluthara district. Fairly heavy falls above 50mm can be expected at some places in Eastern and Uva Provinces. Fairly strong gusty winds up to 40 kmph are also likely over the country, particularly in the central hilly areas and over 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 Mannar to Hambantota via Colombo and Galle. Showers or thundershowers may occur at several 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 Mannar and Matara to Pottuvil via Hambanthota can be rough at times as the wind speed can increase up to 60 kmph. The sea area extending from Mannar to Matara via Colombo can be rough at times as the wind speed can increase up to (50-55) kmph. The other sea areas around the island can be fairly rough at times as the wind speed can increase up to 50 kmph. Navel and fishing communities are requested to be vigilant in this regards 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 condition is expected to enhance again on tomorrow and windy conditions (particularly in the South-western part) are expected to continue. Showers or thundershowers will occur at times in Western, Southern, Central, Sabaragamuwa and North-western provinces. Showers or thundershowers may occur at several places elsewhere particularly after 2.00pm. Heavy falls about (100-150) mm can be expected at some places particularly in Kaluthara, Galle, Matara and Rathnapura districts. Fairly heavy falls above 50mm can be expected at some places in Eastern, Uva and North-central 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 and in Eastern, Northern and North-central provinces. 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 :    6-Jun-2019

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

    Max       Min        Max       Min

    Anuradhapura   32           25           90           60           Showers or thundershowers are likely after 2.00p.m

    Batticaloa            32           26           90           65           Showers or thundershowers after 2.00p.m

    Colombo              31           25           90           70           Showers or thundershowers at times

    Galle      30           27           85           80           Showers or thundershowers at times

    Jaffna    34           28           85           65           A few showers

    Kandy   28           21           95           80           Showers or thundershowers at times

    Nuwara-Eliya     20           14           95           75           Showers or thundershowers at times

    Ratnapura           30           22           95           80           Showers or thundershowers at times

    Trincomalee       36           26           80           50           Showers or thundershowers after 2.00p.m

    Mannar                31           28           80           70           Several spells of showers

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